Tyler Zeller is another piece of the Cleveland Cavaliers youth movement. The rookie center is certainly a big piece going forward but he will not be on the court for some time. Zeller suffered a fractured cheek bone and a concussion, which does not sound good in any way, shape or form.
Cavs center Tyler Zeller has a non-displaced fracture of his left orbital bone (cheek) and a concussion. No timetable for his return.Advertisement
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) November 7, 2012
This is pretty big news because the Central Division is still wide open. The Chicago Bulls are missing their star in Derrick Rose and he will not be back until at least February. Earlier on Wednesday, it was announced that Danny Granger will miss at least three months after having an injection in his knee. This means the Cavs have a chance to do some damage if everything goes right.
I would say the fractured cheek bone is not the real concern in this issue. Sure it hurts, but the concussion is what should be scaring Cavs fans. It is not easy to recover from a head injury. They do not have a set timetable of healing and they can always get worse before they get better. If that is the case, Zeller is going to be on the shelf for quite some time.
I hope that Zeller makes a full recovery and is back on the court soon. The Cavs are certainly going to need him going forward if they want to compete.