Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith suffered a left knee injury in the first quarter of the Cavs’ 116-112 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday and did not return.
Smith scored a floater with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter and his left leg buckled as he tried to collect himself upon landing. The 13-year veteran initially attempted to limp down the court before falling to the floor in a heap in front of the Raptors bench and pulling his jersey up over his face to mask his pained expression. Following a Cavs timeout, Smith limped to the locker room on his own power, biting a towel as he made his way through the tunnel. “I just landed wrong,” said a despondent Smith after the game. “Was just trying to shoot my normal floater and I came down on it wrong.”
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
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