Raptors' Anunoby out indefinitely after emergency appendectomy
Toronto Raptors swingman OG Anunoby underwent an emergency appendectomy on Thursday and has been ruled out indefinitely.
Anunoby was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and underwent a procedure at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is expected to be sidelined for up to two weeks, according to The Athletic.
The surgery is a blow to Toronto's line-up as the Raptors, seeded second in the Eastern Conference, prepare to take on the Orlando Magic in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.
A second-year small forward born in London, Anunoby, 21, averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists over 67 games in 2018-19.
Though he is relatively deep in Toronto's bench rotation, he averages 20 minutes per game, offering respite for starters at multiple positions.