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Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka out indefinitely with sprained right ankle

Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka sustained a sprained right ankle in Friday's win over the New Orleans Pelicans and will be out indefinitely, the team announced.

Ibaka turned his ankle going for a rebound at the end of the first half and missed the remainder of the game. The 30-year-old big man is set to undergo "additional imaging" on his ankle in Los Angeles, per the team's official release.

This is a blow to Toronto's already thin second unit. Ibaka has had a strong start to the 2019-20 season, averaging 14.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks as a constant off the bench for the Raptors. He's scored in double figures in six of Toronto's eight games to start the season.

Ibaka will likely miss the remaining four games on the team's West Coast road trip as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, the LA Clippers on Monday, the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday and the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

The Raptors will return home on Nov. 18 for a matchup against the Charlotte Hornets.

In the meantime, Toronto will rely on forwards OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam, centre Marc Gasol and reserve big man Chris Boucher to fill the void left behind from Ibaka.

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