A few days into the regular season, the Toronto Raptors find themselves in a tough spot due to a recent injury to one of its key players.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, burly big man Jared Sullinger will miss the early part of the season as he undergoes foot surgery.
Toronto forward Jared Sullinger will undergo foot surgery Monday and miss extended time to start season, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) October 23, 2016
Sullinger has been hobbled by different injuries throughout his career, so this last one doesn’t come as no surprise. He was expected to be the Raptors’ starting power forward, making a deadly frontcourt tandem with Jonas Valanciunas.
Last season, the Ohio State product averaged 10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists for the Boston Celtics.
His weight has been the knock on him ever since his amateur days, and it may just be a culprit that contributed to his recent foot problem.