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Sexton out for the rest of the season after surgery on torn meniscus

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without guard Collin Sexton for the remainder of the NBA season as he requires surgery on a torn meniscus.

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Sexton done for the season as Cavs confirm surgery on meniscus tear

Collin Sexton is set to miss the rest of the NBA season after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured meniscus, the Cleveland Cavaliers confirmed today. The Cavs guard was injured in the 126-109 win over the New York Knicks on 7 November and the severity of the issue has now been confirmed.

A team statement read: "Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton sustained a season-ending left knee injury on Sunday Nov. 7th at New York, later confirmed on Nov. 8th after an MRI administered at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. Sexton underwent successful surgery on Nov. 17th to repair a meniscus tear after additional evaluation over the past week determined that surgery was the best course of action to treat the affected area. His return to basketball activities will be updated as appropriate."

Cavs dogged by injury crisis

It marks a significant blow for a Cavs team who started the season well but have been hampered by injury issues. Six regulars were unavailable against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.

Sexton was second for the Cavs in scoring, averaging 16 points before his injury. He was also averaging 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in Cleveland's opening 11 matches.