Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov hasn’t looked his best this season as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery, and now the Russian big man has a shoulder injury to deal with. The Cavaliers announced Friday that Mozgov will miss the next 10-to-14 days with a strained shoulder.
Mozgov suffered the injury in the Cavaliers’ 115-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. The 29-year-old had two points and 0 rebounds in 11 minutes before leaving.
For the season, Mozgov is averaging 7.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 51.6 percent from the field in 20.8 minutes per game. With Mozgov hurting, Tristan Thompson will take on a larger role, as will the rarely-used Anderson Varejao.
In other injury news, point guard Mo Williams will miss Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks with an ankle injury. Williams missed the Bucks game, and he also may miss Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic.
Williams has done an admirable job filling in for the recovering Kyrie Irving, as the veteran is averaging 15.5 points, 5.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per game. The 32-year-old is shooting 47.7 percent overall and 35.7 percent from three. Matthew Dellavedova will start in Williams’s placae.