NBA Rumor: Dylan Windler Injury

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Cavaliers swingman Dylan Windler underwent surgery on his left knee and will be sidelined indefinitely — another blow for the rookie. A first-round draft pick in 2019, Windler has been slowed by injuries in his young career. His first NBA season was wiped out by a stress fracture in his left leg suffered just before training camp. He made his pro debut this season but broke his left wrist in the Cavaliers’ opener and was sidelined for a month.

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This has been the toughest year of Dylan Windler’s life. The first round pick has yet to play a game in the NBA. After being taken 26th overall by the Cavaliers in last June’s NBA Draft, the former Belmont star played through pain at the Vegas Summer League. He then had to shut things down in training camp due to a stress fracture in his leg. “Kind of right after the college season ended I really didn’t get to stop or take any time off,” Windler said. “And it kind of just grew on me more and more and continued to get worse and worse.”

Windler says it’s still unlikely he’ll be able to play if and when this season resumes, even if it stretches through the summer. But he believes his year of watching from the sidelines has made him more ready for the NBA game whenever he gets back on the court. “I got to still travel with the team this year and see games,” Windler said. “Just being able to watch that film and talk with the coaches and kind of get a better feel for our offense and how they want to run things. I think it will give me a bit of a jumpstart going into next year.”
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May 18, 2021 | 2:25 pm EDT Update