Cavaliers’ Shawn Marion to miss 2 weeks with hip strain

Shawn Marion will be shut down in hopes of having him healthy for the playoffs.

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Cavaliers veteran forward Shawn Marion is expected to miss two weeks with a hip injury.

Marion, who began the season in Cleveland’s starting lineup, underwent an MRI on Monday and the test revealed a strained left hip. The team said the 36-year-old will be out ”approximately” two weeks. He has been struggling with the injury for the past month.

Marion did not travel with the Cavaliers to Detroit for Tuesday night’s game against the Pistons. Cleveland has won 16 of its past 18 games.

A four-time All-Star, Marion recently announced that this will be his final NBA season. He signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers to try to win a second title. Marion has extensive postseason experience, and the Cavalierss want him healthy for the playoffs.

Marion is averaging a career-low 4.9 points in 20 minutes per game this season. He spent the previous five seasons with Dallas, helping the Mavericks win a championship in 2011.