Raptors guard VanVleet makes return from knee injury in game against Wizards

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors say guard Fred VanVleet will be in the starting lineup for their game tonight against the visiting Washington Wizards.

VanVleet missed the last five games with a knee contusion.

His return gives the Raptors some relief on the injury front after three important players — star forward Pascal Siakam, centre Marc Gasol and guard/forward Norm Powell were injured in Toronto's win at Detroit on Wednesday.

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Toronto has been devastated by injuries this season, with guards Kyle Lowry and Patrick McCaw and forward Serge Ibaka missing time earlier in the campaign.

VanVleet is having a breakout season, averaging 18 points and seven assists in 36.6 minutes per game.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 20, 2019.






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