Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet exited Sunday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a right knee contusion.
The 25-year-old suffered the injury in the second quarter and went straight to the locker room with the team's trainer.
Update: Fred VanVleet (right knee contusion) will not return tonight.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 9, 2019
In 12 minutes of action, VanVleet recorded two points, two assists and a rebound.
After the game, VanVleet didn't seem to concerned about his knee when talking to the media.
"Just trying to play through injuries, it's part of the game, it's part of the season," VanVleet stated. "I had a little discomfort and I wasn't able to be myself out there. We made the decision to call it a night and try again tomorrow."
Toronto plays one more road game, traveling to Chicago tomorrow, before returning home for the highly anticipated return of Kawhi Leonard against the LA Clippers. While typically you could assume that VanVleet would take the night off to be ready to go for the marquee matchup versus the Clippers, VanVleet is a Chicago-native from Rockford, Illinois.
His status is certainly worth monitoring ahead of the Raptors game against the Bulls on Monday.
VanVleet has been huge for the Raptors this season, playing in every game and leading the league in playing time with 37.8 minutes per game. He entered the contest against the 76ers averaging 18.7 points, 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.