Left Menu
Development News Edition

Raptors' VanVleet has thumb surgery; Lin joins team


Raptors' VanVleet has thumb surgery; Lin joins team

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet had surgery to repair a partial ligament injury to his left thumb, the team announced Wednesday. He will need to wear a splint for about three weeks, and the Raptors will update his condition after that. Dr. Michelle Carlson performed the procedure in New York.

Also Wednesday, the Raptors, as expected, signed veteran guard Jeremy Lin for depth at the position. They also announced that forward Kawhi Leonard would not play Wednesday night against the visiting Washington Wizards due to a sore left knee. VanVleet sustained ligament damage in his left thumb on Saturday in a game at the New York Knicks.

In 51 games this season (22 starts), VanVleet is averaging 10.5 points, 4.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per game. He has scored in double figures 30 times this season, including a career-high 30 points in a 119-101 road win over Atlanta on Feb. 7. Undrafted after a standout career at Wichita State, VanVleet signed with the Raptors in July 2016.

Lin, 30, became a household name in 2012, when a short but prolific run with the New York Knicks sparked what became known as "Linsanity." But since then, he played for Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte and Brooklyn before arriving in Atlanta in the offseason. He and the Hawks agreed to a contract buyout earlier this week. Lin, who began his career with the Golden State Warriors in 2010-11, was set to make his Toronto debut Wednesday night.

With the Hawks, Lin averaged 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per game. --Field Level Media

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Handling fake news Infodemic in time of Coronavirus epidemic

Social media has provided a platform where everybody can disseminate his her views without any supervision. Its excellent if the message is genuine but misinformation is equally disastrous. Health is such a topic where every Tom and Harry c...

Sentiment Analysis on Budget 2020: Long shot for solution to economic worries?

Industries and individuals alike had high expectations from the government to take tangible steps but the budget 2020 seems to have failed expectations....

How can technology help the future of mobility?

More than a billion people or one-third of the global rural population lacked access to all-season roads and transport services in 2016, subsequently hindering the socio-economic development....

Videos

Latest News

EIB Group supports Commerzbank AG to finance SMEs and Mid-Caps in Germany

The EIB Group, consisting of the European Investment Bank EIB and the European Investment Fund EIF, has provided a mezzanine tranche guarantee of around EUR 100m to Commerzbank AG on a EUR 1.500m granular portfolio of loans to SMEs and Mid-...

Shri Ramayana Express to run from March 28: IRCTC

The railways will run a special tourist train for those wishing to go on a pilgrimage of sites associated with Lord Ram from March 28, the IRCTC said on Wednesday. The special train-- Shri Ramayana Express -- will have ten coaches which inc...

Turkey's Erdogan says main opposition should be probed for Gulen links

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the main opposition party should be investigated for possible links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, amid a bout of finger-pointing between the tw...

PM Modi makes surprise visit to 'Hunar Haat' at Rajpath; relishes 'litti-chokha'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made a surprise visit to Hunar Haat at Rajpath where he interacted with artisans and relished litti-chokha and kulhad tea. Soon after chairing a meeting of the Union Cabinet, Modi reached Rajpath wh...

Give Feedback