Sullinger is slated to have foot surgery Monday and is expected to miss extended time to start the regular season, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The exact procedure has yet to be released, as well as an expected timetable for a return, but Sullinger will undergo foot surgery and is expected to miss a chunk of the regular season. Sullinger was expected to open the season as the team's starting power forward, but Patrick Patterson is now slated to take on a much larger role, while Pascal Siakam could also see additional minutes. Stay tuned for additional information regarding a potential return date in the future.
Sullinger (foot) was held out of Sunday's practice, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.
Coach Dwane Casey already acknowledged that Sullinger's status for the season opener is questionable, but his absence from Sunday's practice seems to indicate he's trending in the wrong direction. With another two days for additional rest and recovery, there's still a chance Sullinger is able to be cleared, although at this point, it's more likely he'll be held out of the first few games of the season. Look for Patrick Patterson to assume the minutes at power forward if he remains sidelined.
Sullinger (foot) will not play in Friday's preseason finale against the Wizards and is questionable to be ready for the start of the regular season, Ryan Wolstat of The Toronto Sun reports.
Sullinger has been battling the sore left foot since the start of October, and with Friday being his sixth straight missed game, Sullinger's health is being taken into serious question. With another five days to rest before the start of the regular season, the power forward will have plenty of time to be evaluated, but if he is unable to go by next Wednesday, Patrick Patterson would be in line to start at power forward.
Sullinger has been battling a sore left foot since Oct. 1, and Wednesday will mark his fifth consecutive absence. Coach Dwane Casey indicated that Sullinger may be able to return for Friday's exhibition finale, but noted that the bigger priority is having the big man ready for the regular season opener on Oct. 26. Sullinger is slated to open the season as the
Sullinger (foot) indicated that he's uncertain if he'll play in the Raptors' final two preseason games, scheduled for Wednesday against the Pistons and Friday against the Wizards, Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic reports.
Sullinger said that he's been dealing with a sore left foot since the Oct. 1 preseason opener against the Warriors, when another player stepped on the foot. The big man has missed the Raptors' subsequent four games, but believes he could have played through the injury if it were the regular season. For now, his focus is on regaining conditioning before the season begins, so it's not expected that he'll face limitations once he returns. Sullinger is slated to serve as the Raptors' starting power forward in 2016-17, though he'll likely split the time evenly with top backup Patrick Patterson.
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