Injury Update: Raptors list three players as doubtful for Game 2 tomorrow against 76ers
76ers Playoffs – The Toronto Raptors listed Scottie Barnes (left ankle), Gary Trent Jr. (non-COVID illness), and Thaddeus Young (left thumb) as doubtful for Game 2 tomorrow night in South Philadelphia.
Barnes got injured when Joel Embiid accidentally stepped on his foot early in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s game. Barnes left the game and needed assistance to get back to the locker room. Tough break for Barnes, who averaged 15.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game this season, putting himself in contention for Rookie of the Year.
Gary Trent Jr. is also doubtful with a non-COVID related illness. Trent averaged 19.5 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.3 rebounds in four games against the Sixers this season, but didn’t look like his normal self last night, shooting just 2-for-11 from the floor, finishing with 9 points and a miserable -23 +/-.
As for the 76ers, all is well on Sunday’s injury report. Charles Bassey (right shoulder) and Jaden Springer (right knee) were the only players listed.
Injuries are a part of the game. Although unfortunate for the Raptors, as Sixers fans, we have dealt with way too many injuries in the past for me to feel bad for anyone. Hopefully this will make it even easier on the 76ers and we can wrap up this series against the Raptors in five games (being nice) and focus on the next round.