Coach Nick Nurse said Tuesday that Siakam (shoulder) should start contact work this week and may only be a few weeks from a return, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports. Nurse added that Siakam has "been going 100 percent for 4-6 weeks," but he has just been practicing against air. In July, Toronto's star forward underwent shoulder surgery and was initially expected to miss the first few weeks of the season. While his progress is encouraging, he will likely still be unavailable for the season opener against the Wizards on Oct. 20.
Siakam (shoulder) is yet to be cleared for contact as training camp begins, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports. Given that Siakam underwent surgery in July and was initially slated to miss the first few weeks of the regular season, it's really no surprise that he's yet to return to contact work. For now, Siakam has been limited to 1-on-0 workouts at the Raptors' facility, and the team is encouraged by his progress. "He looks good," GM Bobby Webster said Monday. "He's in a really positive head space. I think he's happy and ready to go." The Raptors have not handed down a concrete timetable for the talented wing, but the expectation remains that he could be back in action sometime in early November.
Siakam (shoulder) received successful surgery last week and will be out for around five months, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports. Siakam tore his labrum in his left shoulder and is unlikely to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season. The forward missed time late at the end of the season due to the shoulder injury. He's expected to be fully healthy in early-to-mid November. His status for the beginning of next season should be known by the time training camp comes around.
Siakam (shoulder) will not play in Sunday's finale against the Pacers, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports. A shoulder strain will end up sidelining Siakam for the final four games of the season. He ends his fifth season with the Raptors averaging 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 35.8 minutes.
Siakam (shoulder) will not play Friday against the Mavericks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports. Siakam will sit for the third straight game, and it would be a major surprise if he appears in Sunday's finale against Indiana.
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