The Cleveland Cavaliers have given an update about Kevin Porter Jr.’s recovery timeline and is now stands at 4-6 weeks instead of just two weeks.
There is an update regarding the status of Kevin Porter Jr. The update comes Kelsey Russo of The Athletic.
The Cavs decision to bring back Alfonzo McKinnie on a 10-day contract. A two week return seemed a little quick for how serious Porter’s injury appeared to be.
At the time, Porter’s injury appeared to be season-ending. Non-contact injuries are rarely good and the initial two week timeframe gave hope that he would return sooner rather than later. Losing Porter hurts. Porter was starting to blossom into an integral part of the team. There could have been chance to crack the starting lineup if the injury would not have occurred. As the now extended recovery timeframe is draws closer, another update is sure to come.
4-6 weeks is a long time and it could ultimately seal the fate of some other players on the team who could be move. Including the likes of Brandon Knight and John Henson. Last year a series of injuries set forth a series of trades, this could be the injury that puts Cleveland clearly in sell mode.
Cleveland has to hope that Kevin Porter Jr. returns before the season is up and builds upon his earlier success. A strong finish for Porter could go a long way in his overall development and help build confidence moving forward.