Raptors' OG Anunoby to miss time with hip pointer
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Raptors forward OG Anunoby has been ruled out for Thursday’s game vs. Utah due to a hip pointer, tweets Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca. Head coach Nick Nurse said that the injury could keep Anunoby out for “a while,” Grange adds.

Nurse’s wording is vague, and the club hasn’t announced a more concrete recovery timeline. A hip pointer can be a week-to-week injury depending on the severity. Anunoby apparently injured his hip during a Raptors practice earlier this week, according to Doug Smith of the Toronto Star (Twitter link).

Anunoby, 24, has been the Raptors’ leading scorer through 15 games (37.3 MPG), averaging 20.1 PPG and 5.4 RPG on .430/.366/.825 shooting while providing his usual excellent defense.

Toronto figures to run out a more traditional starting five as long as Anunoby remains on the shelf. The team has been experimenting with Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes in the starting lineup together alongside guards Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr. Without Anunoby available, Siakam and Barnes will likely start at forward alongside a big man such as Khem Birch or Chris Boucher.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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