Everyone keeps expecting the Cavs to miraculously turn it around and switch it into gear, but things continue to get worse before they get better.
Leaving Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night without a win against the Pacers wasn't their problem. It was how they left, as Tristan Thompson was seen on crutches
As you could've guessed based on the Cavs' season thus far, Thompson's injury update isn't a positive one.
Thompson is expected to miss a month with a left calf injury.
Sources: Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson is expected to miss one month with left calf injury he suffered Wednesday night.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 2, 2017
Not exactly the break this team was looking for.
Thompson has done nothing but struggle thus far this season, averaging a career-lows in both points per game and rebounds through eight games, but is still considered a focal point in this lineup.
The Cavs are already without Isaiah Thomas until at least January, and now will be without their best interior defender.
Cleveland is currently on a four-game skid, and could continue to lose while teams take advantage inside. It's hard to tell how they'll get out of this funk, but it's safe to say this is head coach Tyronn Lue's toughest test yet.