Raptors’ Pascal Siakam Out for two Weeks minimal

The Toronto Raptors will in all probability be lacking their main scorer Pascal Siakam for not decrease than two weeks after he suffered a proper adductor strain in Friday evening time’s 111-one hundred ten loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

The staff introduced the information on Sunday morning and acknowledged he’ll in all probability be re-evaluated after two weeks. Siakam was helped off the courtroom inside the third quarter on Friday and didn’t return, however not earlier than posting 18 posts in 32 minutes.

After the sport, reporters requested Raptors coach Nick Nurse how he manages expectations when key gamers go down and his response might level out how he’ll deal with the subsequent two weeks:

“issues simply shift, comparable to you lose simply a few your fundamental creators and shot takers and that stuff simply shifts to utterly different guys…i assumed OG (Anunoby), Scottie (Barnes) and Gary (Trent Jr.) form of stepped up when Pascal went out and that’s who you gotta take a look at it. you only gotta go and no-one’s feeling sorry for you when you’re shedding gamers, you gotta preserve taking half in,” he acknowledged.

Siakam is averaging 24.eight factors, 9.three rebounds and seven.7 assists this season and has six double-doubles, collectively with two triple-doubles.

The 28-12 months-previous leads the staff in scoring common, rebounding common and is tied with Fred VanVleet for the staff lead in assists.

Toronto are 5-4 to start out the season and have upcoming video games inside the subsequent fortnight in opposition to Chicago twice, Houston, OKC, Indiana, Detroit, Miami and Atlanta, all earlier than Siakam returns.

In some optimistic information, VanVleet made his return in opposition to Chicago at present after lacking three consecutive video games on account of again soreness and rising star Barnes has been performing properly, averaging 14.9 PPG, 6.three rebounds and 5.1 assists.


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