DeMarre Carroll of the Toronto Raptors underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday morning.
This is the same knee that forced Carroll to miss Monday’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers, as well as the nine games he missed during the month of December.
The Raptors starting small forward has been dealing with multiple injuries since coming to Toronto this past free agency. Including a foot problem (plantar fasciitis) that had him sidelined for three games in November.
Carroll has been in an offensive slump this season, shooting 38.8 per cent from the field, and 37.8 from 3-point land. But his poor offensive performance can be blamed on the lack of continuity he’s had due to injuries.
When the Raptors signed the former Atlanta Hawks player to a 4-year $60 million contract this past summer, it wasn’t necessarily for the offence, but for the defensive intensity he provides.
When Carroll suits up for the Raptors they are 14-9, a higher win percentage than their current record of 21-15.
The timetable for Carroll’s return is expected to be 6-8 weeks. In the mean time, Raptors fans should be seeing more of Terrence Ross and James Johnson.
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