Raptors forward OG Anunoby out indefinitely with hip pointer
Raptors forward has averaged a team-high -- and career-best -- 20.1 ppg through the opening 15 games.
The Raptors started the season without star forward Pascal Siakam, and fifth-year forward OG Anunoby was among those who stepped into the void, scoring a career-best 20.1 ppg through the first 15 games.
But Thursday’s shootaround dampened the excitement around what appears to be a breakout campaign, as Raptors coach Nick Nurse told reporters Anunoby would be out indefinitely with a hip pointer: “According to (vice president of player health and performance) Alex McKechnie, it’ll be a while.”
He suffered the injury during a workout in Portland, Toronto’s prior stop on this six-game trip.
A quick on OG and his hip and the piling up of injuries on the Raptors.
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Khem Birch started in his stead, scoring a season-high 14 points in Toronto’s 119-103 loss to the Jazz.