Raptors' Anunoby out after undergoing emergency appendectomy
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) is taken off the court after collision with a Chicago Bulls player during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, April 12, 2019 12:55PM EDT
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby has undergone an emergency appendectomy after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis.
The Raptors said the surgery, performed Thursday evening at Mount Sinai Hospital, was successful but gave no timeline for Anunoby's return.
The Raptors open their first-round playoff series against the visiting Orlando Magic on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Anunoby averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 20.2 minutes per outing in 67 games this season. He scored in double figures 15 times, with two 20-point games.
The six-foot-eight, 232-pounder is in his second NBA season.