CLEVELAND — Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. broke his right thumb in Sunday’s loss at Washington and likely will miss the remainder of the season.
Nance’s injury was one of several suffered by Cleveland players, leaving the Cavaliers short-handed for Monday night’s game against Toronto in Florida. The Cavs lost 112-96.
Guard Matthew Dellavedova was ruled out Monday with a neck strain and after receiving four stitches when he was accidentally head-butted. Also, center Isaiah Hartenstein and forward Lamar Stevens suffered concussions against the Wizards.
Leading scorer Collin Sexton missed Sunday’s game with a concussion he got last week in Charlotte. He also was ruled out again Monday night, and there’s no timeline on a return.
The injuries left the Cavaliers with nine players against the Raptors.
“They gave us what they had tonight,” coach J.B. Bickerstaff said of what was left of the Cavaliers. “Couldn’t ask for anything more.”
The broken thumb is the latest medical setback for Nance, who missed seven games recently with an undisclosed illness and more than a month with a broken left hand.
Nance, 28, is averaging 9.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in 35 games.
Cleveland has 11 games left in a season that has been marred by injuries.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.