As the race for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference heats up, the Toronto Raptors were dealt a tough bit of news as the season hits its final months.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that OG Anunoby would miss the next two weeks of the season due to a fractured finger.
Raptors Coach Nick Nurse told Wojnarowski that after the two weeks, Anunoby would be re-evaluated to determine when he would return to play. If Anunoby remains out just two weeks, he will still miss seven games, including matchups with some of the NBA’s best like the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Denver Nuggets.
Anunoby is a big part of the Raptors’ success so far this season, as he is averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game, all career-highs for the fifth-year NBA player.
The timing of the injury isn’t great for the Raptors, as they currently are in the thick of a playoff race, sitting at seventh-place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 34-28, just 2.0 games back of the sixth-seeded Boston Celtics.
The Raptors will go again on Friday night when they play host to the Orlando Magic (15-48) at 7:30 p.m.