Injured Cavs Guard Hopes to Return Soon

CLEVELAND (AP) - Neither the Cleveland Cavaliers nor injured guard Larry Hughes expect him to be out for long this time.

Hughes missed Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of tendinitis in his left quadriceps, the large muscle in the front of the thigh. He is listed as day-to-day.

Coach Mike Brown says it's just a precaution.

Hughes says he just needs to rest, ice and stretch the leg.

The condition developed because the injury-prone Hughes was favoring his leg since he was activated a month ago after missing ten days with a sprained right ankle.

The Cavs were five-and-five when Hughes was out with the ankle, and eleven-and-six since his return. They beat the Clippers without him.