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Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell did not return vs. Utah Jazz with ankle injury

Norman Powell cannot catch a break.

The Raptors guard had left the game against the Utah Jazz after turning his ankle and did not return.

Powell collided with his own teammate OG Anunoby just two minutes into Monday's contest, tweaking his left ankle. Toronto would go on to win the game despite Powell's absence, closing their West Coast road trip with a strong 4-1 record.

MORE: Takeaways from the Raptors West Coast road trip

The injury comes at an extremely bad time, as Powell was playing the best basketball of his career which just led to an Eastern Conference Player of the Week nod.

Powell had just returned 10 days ago after missing nine games due to a broken finger, but bounced back to average 28.0 points, shooting 52.7% from the field and 39.5% from three in the five-game span leading up to Monday's game. Before that, it was a shoulder injury from mid-December to mid-January that caused Powell to miss 11 games.

Despite the various ailments, Powell has still put together a career-year averaging 16.8 points per game shooting 50.3% from the field and 40.0% from long range.

The severity of his ankle injury has yet to be determined, but the Raptors will have four days before they take the floor again when they host the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.

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