Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson left Monday night’s game against the New Jersey Nets with an ankle injury. The injury seemed to appear after guarding Nets guard Deron Williams as he limped off the court with Cavaliers athletic trainer Max Benton.
He did not return and was told that he would need an X-ray. The results came back negative on his left ankle. The Cavaliers, however, have Gibson listed as day to day and was told that he would not play in the final two road games against the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic.
Gibson has been in a slump as of late and is averaging 7.5 points per game, 2.2 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per game off the bench.
Since the Cavaliers traded Ramon Sessions to the Los Angeles Laker, the Cavaliers signed rookie guard Donald Sloan. Sloan had a productive game against the Hawks Monday night, as he connected on four shots and scored 11 points. Sloan will likely see more action because of Gibson’s absence due to injury.