Raptors’ Barnes, days of left knee sprain

Toronto Raptors forward Scotty Barnes has been sidelined for days with a sprained left knee, which will pose problems for the team’s game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

The injury came as Barnes, who didn’t practice Tuesday, was in form after a string of disappointing games.

The 2021-22 Rookie of the Year had 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in Toronto’s 124-122 overtime loss in Atlanta on Saturday.

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Barnes joins Toronto’s growing injury list that includes star forward Pascal Siakam, who has been sidelined since suffering an adductor muscle injury in the Nov. 4 loss in Dallas.

Forwards Precious Achiuwa (sprained right ankle), Otto Porter Jr. (dislocated left foot, toe) and Justin Champany (back pain) joined Siakam and the players sat out Wednesday’s game.

Guard Darano Banton is suspected of having a non-COVID illness.

The Raptors will regain their starting lineup on Wednesday, with guard Gary Trent Jr. returning from a hip injury and illness.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on November 22, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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