Dylan Windler, a swingman for the Cleveland Cavaliers, might be out for an additional six weeks due to an injury to his right ankle. This is yet another medical setback for the former first-round choice, whose career in the NBA has been delayed by several ailments.
According to the Cavaliers, Windler, who has been out for 12 games so far this season, recently had an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and would require at least one month to recuperate from the procedure. His recovery will be aided by the stabilizing cast that has been applied on him.
Windler, who is now 26 years old and was taken by Cleveland with the 26th overall choice in 2019, was expecting that his health would improve for the start of his third season with the team.
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The former Belmont star suffered a stress fracture in his knee during his rookie year, which resulted in the need for surgery. He missed his whole rookie season. In the year 2020, Windler made his professional debut, although he was only able to play for nine minutes in the first game before injuring his wrist due to an unfortunate fall.
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Later in that season, he made his return, but not before suffering a knee injury. Before hurting his ankle in early October, Windler had played in a career-high 50 games during the previous season. It seemed as if he was finally ready to be a full-time player.
Windler has appeared in just 81 games throughout the course of his career, averaging 3.3 points and 12 minutes of playing time per game.