Smith left Monday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first quarter with the contusion and did not return. Upon further examination and an MRI on Tuesday, it was discovered that he also has quadriceps tendinitis.
Smith, 30, will miss Cleveland’s next two home games, on Wednesday against New York and Friday against Philadelphia. He is listed as doubtful against Indiana on Sunday.
Smith is averaging 4.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 23 minutes per contest through four games.
Cleveland is 3–1 so far this season.
- Kayla Lombardo