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Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Dylan Windler has setback with leg injury

Windler will be shut down for at least two weeks because of a left lower leg stress reaction.
Credit: Ben Axelrod-WKYC

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers rookie Dylan Windler will be out for at least two weeks to have a leg injury re-evaluated. 

Windler was the No. 26 overall pick in this year's draft but has yet to play for the Cavs after suffering the injury before training camp. The Belmont product recently made his debut for the Canton Charge. 

The Cavs said Windler will get a second opinion on his injury. There is no timetable for his return. 

In four years at Belmont, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound Windler, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, totaled 1,687 points and 251 assists against 210 turnovers, along with 128 steals, 98 blocked shots and 999 rebounds, including 209 on the offensive end of the floor.

Over 128 games, 97 of which were starts, Windler averaged 13.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 66.9 percent from the field, 40.6 percent from three-point range and 76.1 percent at the free-throw line.

During his final collegiate season, Windler averaged 21.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 65.9 percent from the field and setting single-season career highs for three-point and free-throw percentages (.429/.847, respectively).

Cleveland continues its road trip on Saturday in Milwaukee. The Cavs snapped an eight-game losing streak with an overtime win in San Antonio on Thursday.

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