Matthew Dellavedova's basketball career could be in jeopardy due to a concussion. The Australian guard, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, hasn't played this season due to a head injury suffered during the preseason.
According to The Athletic's Joe Vardon, Dellavedova has continued to experience concussion symptoms that could lead to his retirement.
Matthew Dellavedova is in a fight to save career as symptoms from concussion two months ago won’t go away. W/ @kelseyyrusso @TheAthleticNBA https://t.co/YSmdrmSCEa— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) February 5, 2021
The 30 year-old wants to continue his playing career but hasn't made a definitive decision about his future, since his symptoms haven't allowed him to begin preparations to return.
Eight years since his arrival to the league, and Dellavedova has averaged 5.6 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.8 rebounds in about 20 minutes per game for his career.
'Dellys' contract finishes at the end of the season, so most likely that is when a decision about his career will be made.