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Hughes out for a month

By admin Published: November 16, 2007

The Cavaliers will make an annoucement today that Larry Hughes is expected to miss about a month with a bone bruise in his left leg. It stems from the collision he had with Leandro Barbosa on Nov. 3. He missed three games after it but when he came back he was limping and obviously not playing well. He went just 2-of-12 against the Orlando Magic Wednesday and left the game limping. In Los Angeles in his first game back, he sat out the fourth quarter limping.
This is part of the Larry Hughes experience. He is a fragile for a pro basketball player. He has always played hard but his body just can't handle the banging like others. Last year the ankle injury was a freak accident. The finger injury happened during play but he got unlikely when the first surgery ended up failing. So he's been fragile and unlucky.
It is hard to predict how this will affect the Cavs. They had not been getting much production out of Hughes and there was a logjam at guard. Sasha Pavlovic will likely be the starter again and Devin Brown and Damon Jones will keeping getting big minutes. Still, they again have three rotation players from last season out with injury with Eric Snow and Donyell Marshall.

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