Delon Wright left the fourth quarter of the Toronto Raptors’ win against the Atlanta Hawks with a sprained big toe on his right foot, the team announced.
This happened too late to have any real impact on the game, but it’s obviously a concern moving forward. The Raptors play again Wednesday in Detroit and have a compressed schedule the next few weeks, including a big visit from the Houston Rockets on Friday. Making matters worse is that Lorenzo Brown has been out since Feb. 12 with an ankle sprain, and it’s unclear if he’s ready to return since Raptors 905 are in the midst of a week without a game.
Wright scored 10 points with three rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes in this game, coming up with a number of defensive plays in the pull-away stretch. Fred VanVleet has been ahead of him in the point guard rotation and playing more minutes of late, and so the Raptors may be able to get away with Norman Powell sliding into Wright’s role if he misses time, as Powell did earlier in the year when Wright sat with a shoulder injury.
More if we get an update after the game, but in all likelihood your next update will come before tip-off Wednesday (there’s no shootaround tomorrow).
UPDATE: Brown told me post-game that he expects to be fine to play Saturday but unless something changes late, he’s not traveling to Detroit. Wright downplayed the severity of the toe injury after the game.