Injury Bug Strikes, Norman Powell Out Indefinitely with Broken Finger
The Toronto Raptors are looking for any break that they can find.
Remarkably, they are sitting at 35-14, but their record and heroic play has not taken attention away from what has been an injury-riddled campaign. Though 49 games, a total of 163 games have been missed by Raptors players due to injury, ranking them sixth in the league.
Norman Powell is hitting the sidelines. 👀
— theScore (@theScore) February 1, 2020
It’s hard to even compute the fact that every key player on the roster has missed at least 10 games this season, and the Raptors have only played a handful of games at full health.
With Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Marc Gasol down, the Raptors received news that Norman Powell will be hitting the injury list again. Already missing 11 games this season with a shoulder injury, Powell is now out indefinitely with a fractured fourth metacarpal on his left hand – an injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of the team’s 105-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
It’s unfortunate news for the Raptors and for Powell himself who was in the midst of a career year, averaging 15.3 points on nearly 50 percent shooting from the field.