Exum limped from the court in the opening minute of the Cavaliers' clash with the Magic after hurting his right leg. There were fears the Australian may have suffered an Achilles injury but Cavs' media staff said the early prognosis was a calf issue.
Here's the moment Dante Exum suffered a non-contact leg injury before being helped to the Cleveland locker room.— ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) January 5, 2021
The Aussie has had more than his fair share of injuries in the past. pic.twitter.com/nVOPQusJyp
Exum and the Cavs face a nervous wait ahead of scans to determine the nature of his injury.
The No. 5 pick at the 2014 NBA Draft had found his feet at the Cavaliers after a trade late last season from the Utah Jazz that came on the back of frustrating knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.
Exum had locked down All-Star Trae Young in the Cavaliers' last-start defeat of Atlanta to move to 4-2, earning another start as a small forward on Tuesday.
The Boomer missed last year's World Cup campaign in China because of injury but was shaping as a key piece of new coach Brian Goorjian's squad for the Olympics later this year.