Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam among 4 Raptors players cleared to return from COVID-19

William Lou
·NBA reporter
·1 min read

The Toronto Raptors will finally have something approaching a full roster as they look to snap a five-game losing streak on Wednesday.

Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Malachi Flynn and Pat McCaw have been cleared to return to action after missing the last three weeks due to COVID-19 protocols, the team announced. The four players went through warmups as part of their last hurdle to return and they will be available to play in Wednesday's rematch against the Detroit Pistons.

Siakam and VanVleet will both return to the starting lineup, and will presumably be kept to a minutes limit based on how they handle a return to play.

OG Anunoby remains the last player who is still in protocol, although he is also progressing quickly. Anunoby was able to travel with the Raptors to Detroit, and was engaged in 1-on-0 workouts.

The Raptors have lost five straight games due to being shorthanded, which has dropped them to 11th in the East.

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