Toronto's injury woes just don't seem to go away.
Less than eight minutes into the Raptors meeting with the Detroit Pistons, Marc Gasol suffered a non-contact leg injury that immediately caused a noticeable limp. Toronto called for a timeout and Gasol headed straight to the locker room as he was subbed out.
The team announced that Gasol would not return as he suffered a strained left hamstring.
Update: Marc Gasol (left hamstring strain) will not return.- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 19, 2019
Gasol exited the game having pulled down one rebound and grabbing two steals.
The injury comes at a time where the big man had just begun to find his stride after a relatively quiet start to the season numbers-wise. While the 34-year-old is averaging a career-low 6.8 points along with 6.8 rebounds this season, he posted averages of 11.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in the three games prior to Wednesday night in Detroit.
Additionally, Gasol has had a big hand in the Raptors' defensive prowess as the team's defensive anchor primary defender for opposing big men.
More updates to come on his status as they are made available…