NBA: Cavs' Rose to miss up to 3 weeks with ankle sprain


Posted at Nov 18 2017 12:43 PM | Updated as of Nov 18 2017 01:26 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose (1) shoots the ball as Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) defends in the third quarter at Capital One Arena. The Cavaliers won 130-122. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports, Reuters

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose could be out for three more weeks as he treats a sprained left ankle, the team said on Friday.

Rose has missed the last five games with the injury which he sustained on Oct. 20. He returned briefly before he was sidelined again.

The former league MVP underwent further tests on Friday and will keep his ankle immobilized in a boot for the next week, the team announced.

Rose was signed by the Cavaliers in the off-season and is averaging 14.3 points per game in seven games played.