A torn tendon in Daniel Gibson’s left foot will likely sideline the Cavaliers guard for the rest of the season. Team officials announced the injury Tuesday.
Gibson injured his ankle March 19 in a game at New Jersey. Initial X-rays were negative, but according to a release from the team, “He received treatment during the remainder of the Cavaliers’ road trip to Atlanta and Orlando. After returning to Cleveland, his ankle had not progressed as expected.”
Gibson then had another MRI, which revealed a torn tendon in his left foot and ankle, according to the Cavs.
Gibson, 26, is in his sixth pro season, all in Cleveland. He also missed time earlier this season with a mysterious neck infection. He is averaging 7.5 points in 35 games this year.
The Cavs own a team option on Gibson’s contract (around $4.8 million) this summer.