Mobley has been ruled out for Wednesday’s contest against Dallas and won’t accompany the club on its road trip to Atlanta (Thursday) and New York (Sunday), per the Cavs.
Having received an MRI to confirm the injury, Mobley will undergo a period of treatment and rehab, with his timeline updated when appropriate, the team said in today’s announcement.
The Cavs have had to deal with bad injury luck all season and will now be missing their two defensive anchors – Mobley and Jarrett Allen (broken finger) – for the foreseeable future. Cleveland is also playing without Dean Wade (knee) and Collin Sexton (knee), who are both out for the rest of the season.
Mobley’s absence will have an impact on both the Cavs’ push for a top-six seed in the East and on his own candidacy for Rookie of The Year. Currently, Cleveland is the No. 7 team in the conference, one game back of the Raptors for No. 6, while Mobley is vying with Scottie Barnes and Cade Cunningham for Rookie of the Year honors.