Cavaliers J.R. Smith out due to knee hyperextension

Posted at 9:01 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 21:01:56-05

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has been diagnosed with a left knee hyperextension following an injury during the first quarter of Monday night's game against the Toronto Raptors. 

According to the team, Smith returned to Cleveland Tuesday to have an examination by team physicians and after an MRI and exam revealed no structural damage, he was diagnosed with a left knee hyperextension. 

Smith will not play in Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks and the team said he will be day-to-day as he receives additional treatment for his injury.