As Murphy’s Law states, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” The saying couldn’t hold any truer for the start of number one pick Anthony Bennett’s career.
After struggling to score just one field goal through the team’s first five games, Bennett left Friday’s game vs. Philadelphia with an apparent shoulder injury.
Bennett caught the ball on the wing with 9 minutes left in the second quarter, slipped on his first step, but kept his dribble. Bennett then collided his shoulder into the leg of the 76ers’ Brandon Davies before passing the ball back out to Jarrett Jack.
As soon as he gave up the ball, the number one pick grabbed for his right shoulder, the opposite shoulder from which he had surgery on this off season.
Bennett immediately headed into the locker room after coming off the floor where he reportedly underwent an x-ray and did not return to the game. Fox Sports Ohio’s sideline reporter Allie Clifton reported Bennett’s x-ray revealed a sprained right shoulder.
A. Bennett will NOT return. X Rays reveal a sprained R shoulder. #FSOCavs
— Allie Clifton (@FSOAllieOop) November 9, 2013
Bennett recorded one rebound in just under six minutes of action in the Cavs’ 94-79 loss.