Cavs' Rose to miss up to 3 weeks with ankle sprain

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Rose was with the team but didn't play.

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced guard Iman Shumpert has a left knee effusion and will miss the next five to seven days with the injury.

After additional tests, the Cavaliers stated that Rose will have the ankle immobilized in the boot for at least the next week before testing it further. "So I'll wear this, for I don't know how long, to see how it helps".


Rose, the former NBA MVP whose career has been plagued by injuries, has missed eight of Cleveland's 15 games. He returned briefly before he was sidelined again.

The Cavs are already without Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas, and Shumpert had been averaging just 5.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while filling in during their absence. His last game was on November 7, another win over the Bucks.

Rose, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 National Basketball Association draft by the Chicago Bulls, enjoyed vast success through his first three seasons in the league, culminating in that MVP honor in 2010-2011, a season in which the Bulls advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.


Derrick Rose in his first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rose suffered a sprained left ankle on October 20 and returned October 29, but never fully recovered and hasn't played since November 7 because of recurring soreness.


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