OG Anunoby has had a rough year. His father died shortly before the season, and the Raptors forward missed several games throughout the year for personal reasons.
And now this.
The Toronto Raptors announced Friday that forward OG Anunoby had an emergency appendectomy after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis. There is no timeline for Anunoby’s return and his condition will be updated as appropriate.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
That timeline means Anunoby will probably miss Toronto’s entire first-round series against the Magic.
Fortunately for the Raptors, they should still beat Orlando, anyway. Between Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Danny Green, Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell, Toronto has plenty of players who can pick up the slack at both forward positions.
Anunoby’s versatile defense will be more important in an expected second-round series against the 76ers. Hopefully, he’s healthy by then.