Cleveland Cavaliers Anthony Bennett could be out for the season

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Cleveland Cavaliers Forward Anthony Bennett is out for three weeks with a knee injury as his rookie year continues to take backwards steps.

Following an MRI scan on Sunday, it was announced that Bennett had a strain to his left patellar tendon.

It is just another set back for the former UNLV man after he was drafted first overall by the Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA draft.

He has had his fair share of health issues this season after arriving to training camp overweight following shoulder surgery, then his asthma, seasonal allergies and sleep apnea have all slowed his progression in the NBA.

With the unfortunate timing of the injury, it could be a season ending knock as it is hard to see the Cavaliers wanting to rush his rehabilitation.

Unless the Cavaliers move themselves into a play-off position, its hard to see them wanting to risk the Canadian.

Despite only averaging 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13 minutes per game this season, Bennett has shown signs of improvement and it hasn't gone unnoticed in Cleveland with coach Mike Brown saying: ""He's been coming along,

"He's had some pretty good games for us on both ends of the floor. So it's tough with the amount of time left in the season, but it's part of this."

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