Already in the tough individually (8.8 points and 7.0 rebounds on average, but only 39% on shots and 18% at 3-pts), to the point of downright disappointing his coach Nick Nurse, Precious Achiuwa must now deal with an ankle injury, which will keep him away from the courts for an indefinite period.
After undergoing an MRI, following his exit during the match against the Rockets on Wednesday night, the Nigerian learned that he was suffering from a partial tear of the ligaments of his right ankle. He will therefore have to wear a protective boot for the next ten days and his status will be updated according to the progress of his convalescence.
For the Raptors, the absence of Precious Achiuwa is thus added to that of Pascal Siakam in the racket. Consequently, the Scottie Barnes, Thaddeus Young, Chris Boucher, Khem Birch, Juancho Hernangomez and other Christian Koloko will be called upon to do more in the Canadian domestic sector…