Cavaliers rookie swingman Dylan Windler has suffered a setback and will be sidelined from on-court basketball activities for two weeks to re-evaluate a left lower leg stress reaction, according to a team press release.
Thus far, it’s been a lost season for the 26th overall pick out of Belmont. The 6’6” Windler was sidelined early in training camp after being diagnosed with the injury, which originally had a 4-6 week timetable. After looking good in practices and scrimmages, Windler was expected to make his NBA debut earlier this month.
However, following those workouts and a G League stint with the Canton Charge, Windler began experiencing symptoms relating to his injury. The team’s medical staff determined that additional treatment and rehabilitation was needed.
Windler will seek a second opinion from Orthopedic Specialist Dr. David Porter of IU Health Methodist Hospital and Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, the release adds. Windler is one of three first-rounders on the Cavs’ roster along with Darius Garland (No. 5) and Kevin Porter (No. 30).
Windler moved up the prospects list during his senior season at Belmont, in which he averaged 21.3 PPG and 10.8 RPG with a .540/.429/.847 shooting line in 33 games.