The Cavaliers’ 2022-23 season didn’t get off to a good start as they lost 108-105 to the Raptors in Toronto on October 19.
All-Star guard Darius Garland got his eye poked in the second quarter and didn’t come back. His injury was described as a laceration to his eye. The Cavaliers’ update after Garland underwent his October 20 test was encouraging, but no word on when he would return to play.
“Cavaliers guard Darius Garland injured his left eye in the Cavaliers’ season opener in Toronto Wednesday night,” it said in an email. “The location of the injury still needs to be evaluated, and Garland missed the rest of the game against the Raptors.
“Today, additional tests were performed at the Cleveland Clinic Call Eye Institute, which revealed no structural damage and no surgery was required. Garland will be re-evaluated over the next few days and His status will be updated accordingly.”
The Cavaliers will face the Bulls in Chicago on October 22nd. They will play him in their home opener on October 23 at 7 p.m. against the Washington Wizards.
Garland played 13 minutes and 18 seconds before departing. He scored 4 points and committed 5 turnovers.
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