Latest Raptors Update Puts Jakob Poeltl's Season in Jeopardy


The Toronto Raptors have announced that Jakob Poeltl will be sidelined for an indeterminate period of time after undergoing surgery to repair a ligament in his left pinky finger.  

The Toronto Raptors said that their center had surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left pinky finger. A doctor named Dr. Michelle Carlson did the surgery in New York.   

Poeltl's status will be updated as needed, the team said.The news about Poeltl comes just a few days after the team said that Scottie Barnes had surgery to fix a broken left hand, which will probably end his season.  

Because of the surgery, Poeltl will most likely be unable to return to action until the very end of the season, if he is able to return at all this year.  

There is no information available on the time when Poeltl got the injury; however, he left the game against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday during the first half and did not return.   

In the end, he opted to undergo surgery after consulting with a hand specialist about his many treatment options.It is now the case that Toronto will be without two of its five starters for the foreseeable future.   

If the Raptors' defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans by a score of 139-98 on Tuesday is any sign of what is to come, then it is possible that they will have a difficult journey ahead of them.  

Poeltl will be replaced by Kelly Olynyk, with Jontay Porter as a bench center. While neither can defend like Poeltl, they can space the floor better.  

The Raptors are two games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the seventh-worst NBA record and have a 45.8% chance of receiving a top-six choice. The San Antonio Spurs will receive Toronto's first-round pick if it falls below the top six.  

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