NBA: Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas out for at least four weeks after undergoing surgery on dislocated left thumb

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will be out at least four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb on Thursday, the National Basketball Association team announced on Twitter.

Agence France-Presse December 14, 2018 10:27:24 IST
NBA: Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas out for at least four weeks after undergoing surgery on dislocated left thumb

Los Angeles: Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will be out at least four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb on Thursday, the National Basketball Association team announced on Twitter.

NBA Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas out for at least four weeks after undergoing surgery on dislocated left thumb

Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) reacts after an injury against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Reuters

Valanciunas was hurt in the second quarter of Wednesday's 113-93 win over the two-time reigning champion Golden State Warriors.

The 26-year-old Lithuanian is averaging 12.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 18.8 minutes in 30 games this season. He has led the team in rebounding 11 times and recorded five double-doubles.

The Raptors also announced they have recalled Chris Boucher from their minor league Raptors 905 team. Boucher is averaging 29 points per game with the G-League club based in Mississauga, 28 kilometers (17 miles) southwest of Toronto.

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