The Raptors received a heavy blow in their turn Thursday when star forward Pascal Siakam was ruled out indefinitely with a stretched groin.
The team announced that Siakam was injured when he landed awkwardly during the fourth quarter of Toronto’s 112-99 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday.
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Siakam finished with 26 points against the Pistons, raising the average this season to 25.1 points. He also averages a career-high 8.0 rebounds for key NBA champions.
Siakam wasn’t the only Raptors player injured against the Pistons. Marc Gasol’s starting center abandoned the game early with a left hamstring strain and is also unlimited. Guard Norman Powell suffered a hypoglycemia in his left shoulder after colliding with another player late in the fourth quarter.
The three conservatives Matt Thomas (broken finger) and Fred VanVleet (knee) in the Toronto injury report.
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What’s next for Siakam, the Raptors’ 25-year rising star? Here is all we know about his injury and the latest news on when he may return to court.
How long will Pascal Siakam come out?
Shiakam goes out indefinitely after suffering from what the Raptors call a stretched groin. Progress was hurt when it came awkward with 6:47 remaining in the fourth quarter of Toronto’s December 18 game. The Raptors have said they will be evaluated in the coming weeks and that their status will be updated as needed.
Pascal Siakam Injury Schedule
Siakam sustained a groin injury on December 18 against the Pistons. There is no timetable for his return.