Raptors' Anunoby diagnosed with eye contusion, will not play against Blazers

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Raptors forward OG Anunoby has been diagnosed with a contusion to his right eye and will not play in Toronto's game at Portland on Wednesday.

The Raptors said on Twitter that Anunoby saw a specialist today in Los Angeles, who made the diagnosis.

The Raptors did not provide any further details or a timetable for Anunoby's return.

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Anunoby was injured two minutes into Toronto's 98-88 loss against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Monday when he was accidentally poked in the eye by Clippers star Kawhi Leonard while the two battled for a rebound.

Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Anunoby lost both his contacts and was bleeding after the play, which didn't draw a foul. Anunoby was seen with a bandage over his eye after the game.

Anunoby is having a breakout third season with the Raptors. He is averaging 11.7 points and 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, connecting on 52.8 per cent of his three-pointers and earning plaudits for his lockdown defence.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 12, 2019.

 

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