Raptors’ Valanciunas dislocates left thumb
From NBA Twitter and media reports
Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas left Wednesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors with a left thumb dislocation and did not return.
Injury update at GSW: Jonas Valanciunas, left thumb dislocation. Will not return.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 13, 2018
On a routine postup play in the second quarter, Warriors forward Draymond Green took a swipe at the ball as Valanciunas went up for the shot attempt. Green got more of Valanciunas’ thumb than the ball, and the Raptors big man immediately began clutching his hand and fell to the floor writhing in pain.
That was not easy to watch. JV is tough as nails, but could hear him screaming in pain from where we're seated at the top of the 100 level. He's gone to the locker room. Have to hope it's not as bad as it looked, but it looked real bad. He's got a history of hand injuries.
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) December 13, 2018
No foul was called on the play.
Prior to exiting, Valanciunas recorded six points and seven rebounds in eight minutes of action.