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Report: Raptors forward OG Anunoby could be out until Eastern Conference Finals following emergency appendectomy

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OG Anunoby (NBA Getty Images)

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and underwent an emergency appendectomy, the team announced Friday.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Anunoby could be sidelined until "a potential berth in the Eastern Conference Finals."

Anunoby has been in and out of the lineup all season long for a variety of reasons. He ended up playing 67 games after appearing in 74 as a rookie.

Anunoby averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists in those 67 games.

"My first thought is what a bad break for him ... I feel bad for him," Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said on Friday, per Blake Murphy of The Athletic. "He's had a difficult year."

Anunoby is a key part of Toronto's bench unit. He's one of the team's more versatile defenders and he's capable of spacing the floor for Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam.

The Raptors are also without Patrick McCaw, who was ruled out for approximately three weeks with a sprained right thumb at the end of March, entering the playoffs.

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