The Cleveland Cavaliers already have LeBron James sitting on the bench for the preseason until his ankle injury clears up. Now, the Cavs can add shooting guard Iman Shumpert to the list of banged up players this preseason. According to the official website of the NBA, Shumpert suffered a left foot injury in the Cleveland matchup on Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks

Shumpert injury update

The Iman Shumpert injury happened in the first quarter of the game with the Atlanta Hawks. He left the game and did not return as the Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 109-93.

The starting lineup was Derrick Rose, J.R. Smith, Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder and Kevin Love and Shumpert came in as a reserve when he fell to the injury.

According to the Cleveland Cavaliers team doctors, The Iman Shumpert injury was a left foot sprain. Dr. James Roseneck and Dr. Richard Parker said that Iman will undergo treatment and the estimated return date for the shooting guard is between seven and 10 days.

Cavaliers still ready for 2017-18 NBA season

The next preseason game for the Cleveland Cavaliers comes on Friday night against the Indiana Pacers. LeBron James has returned full strength to practice for the Cavs but he is questionable for the Friday night game. LeBron will be at 100 percent health when the regular NBA season starts.

The NBA season starts on Oct. 17 so Iman Shumpert should also be ready to return by then as well.

The good news for the Cavaliers is that these injuries happened in the preseason and there is plenty of time for them heal up and get started in the new season. J.R. Smith is still there to hit the shots for Cleveland while Shumpert is out with his injury.

The only player that the Cavs can't live without is LeBron James.

The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't do much when the 2017 NBA offseason started but really amped things up towards the end with the Kyrie Irving trade. While they lost Kyrie, they gained Isaiah Thomas, Jeff Green, Jae Crowder, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose, giving LeBron one more chance to try to bring a title back to Cleveland.

The Cleveland Cavaliers actually considered trading Iman Shumpert in the offseason which put his future in jeopardy. However, Iman said that he spoke to the Cavs about his future and he will still play a major role for the team in the upcoming NBA season.

There is some concern with the latest Iman Shumpert injury. The Cavaliers star said that he wants to play more aggressively this season, so one hopes this early injury won't dissuade him from that more aggressive play.