November 23, 2014

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Good news on injury front for Cavs guard duo

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers finally received some good news on the injury front Wednesday.

Shooting guards Dion Waiters (left ring finger) and Daniel Gibson (right elbow) each underwent MRI exams that revealed no structural damage or broken bones. Both players were diagnosed with contusions, which are defined as minor bruises beneath the skin.

Waiters was given the OK to play by doctors at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, while Gibson will continue to receive treatment from the team’s training staff. Gibson also had an EMG test administered at Cleveland Clinic, which was negative.

The Cavaliers are already without reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving (left index finger fracture) and power forward Luke Harangody (right knee surgery). Point guard Irving is expected to return to action in mid-December, while Harangody could be out until January.

Fourth overall draft pick Waiters was hurt Tuesday when he fell to the floor awkwardly in the second quarter of Cleveland’s 91-78 home loss to the Phoenix Suns.