Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller sustained a left cheek contusion with 5:39 remaining in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
He did not return to play and X-rays taken at the Staples Center were negative. He traveled with the team to San Francisco following the game and was re-examined at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where a CT scan revealed a non-displaced fracture of his left orbital bone in his cheek
Zeller also suffered a concussion as a result of the injury and has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol process. He will continue to be monitored and evaluated.
No specific timeline for his return to play has been established yet. Zeller has been ruled out of tonight's game in Golden State. He probably won't play in Phoenix on Friday, either.
The 7-footer is averaging 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in the first four games.