Cavs F Omri Casspi hospitalized following appendix surgery
Omir Casspi did not suit up Saturday’s road game and was instead taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center with acute appendicitis, according to a statement released by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Later that night Omir Casspi had his appendix removed in a surgery headed by Dr. Michael L. Cheatham at the Orlando Regional Medical Center.
After staying overnight, Omir Casspi was set to be evaluated on Sunday to mark his recovery from the appendix surgery.
The 24-year-old Omir Casspi could be out for some time while recovering from the surgery, but it won’t be a serious issue for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The fourth-year veteran Omir Casspi had fallen out of rotation in his second season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and sat out the last six games as well. Omir Casspi has averaged only 4.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game, while appearing in just 29 games this season.
The 6-foot-9 Israeli Omir Casspi has constantly discussed desires of being traded while leading a disappointing season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. A recent report indicated that Omir Casspi wanted a buyout once a deal had been in place with a playoffs contending team such as the Memphis Grizzlies or Houston Rockets.
The Cleveland Cavaliers managed to beat the Orlando Magic 118-94 on Saturday without Omir Casspi. However, the team lost Sunday’s contest against the Miami Heat. Although the Miami Heat jumped to a 22-point lead with 18 points by halftime, Cleveland Cavaliers constantly fought back. Cleveland Browns’ Dion Waiters and CJ Miles contributed 26 and 19 points of the bench respectively, towards building up a fourth quarter lead. But the Miami Heat took back control with under 2 minutes left.
Shane Battier scored a three pointer followed by a dunk by Dwyane Wade. Dion Water’s attempted to bring the Cleveland Cavalier back in the game with two driving layups but Mario Chalmers and LeBron James’ hot shooting from the free throw line decided the game 109-105 in favor of the Miami Heat.