The Raptors’ ended the 2015 season in about as disappointing a way as possible, getting swept out of the first round of the playoffs at the hands of the Washington Wizards, and losing the final game of the series by 31 points.
Toronto was supposed to be better this season, and many had them pegged as the third best team in the East behind only the Cavaliers and the Bulls before things got started.
Injuries certainly played a part in the demise, and things fell apart in the second half of the season. Terrence Ross was expected to help the cause, and progress in his third NBA season. But he took a step back in all major statistical categories despite playing in all 82 regular season contests.
Health may or may not have been a factor where Ross was concerned. But now that the offseason has begun, Ross took care of an ankle issue by undergoing surgery.
From the official release:
The Toronto Raptors announced Saturday forward-guard Terrence Ross underwent surgery yesterday in Van Nuys, California to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left ankle. The procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute.
Ross will conduct his rehabilitation in Toronto. No timetable has been set for a return to basketball activities.
Ross was inconsistent at best last season. Here’s hoping that if injury issues were holding him back, this surgery begins the process of getting him healthy in advance of next season.