3:50 PM : As per a new report by Blake Murphy of Sportsnet, OG Anunoby won’t be participating in the Raptors’ matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers.
OG Anunoby is OUT.
— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) October 28, 2023
O.G. Anunoby went through walk through and was planning to play vs. Sixers but his calf stiffened up afterwards and was a late scratch.
— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) October 28, 2023
Gary Trent Jr. will be in the starting lineup against the Sixers as Anunoby is sidelined.
3:12 PM : OG Anunoby’s status for Saturday’s game against the 76ers was initially marked as questionable, as we reported earlier.
However, the latest updates from Head Coach Darko Rajaković now confirm that Anunoby will indeed be available to play for the Toronto Raptors.
O.G. Anunoby a go for the Raptors tonight, Darko Rajakovic just reports
— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) October 28, 2023
Anunoby had to exit Friday’s game due to a bilateral muscle cramp injury, and he appeared to be in discomfort as he made his way to the locker room.
During his 28 minutes on the court, the 26-year-old managed to score 11 points and secure three rebounds before the injury incident.
In the Raptors’ season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Anunoby had a standout performance, contributing 20 points to secure a 97-94 victory on Wednesday night.
The Raptors are set to face the Philadelphia Sixers at home on Saturday night, hoping to bounce back with a win after a narrow defeat to the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.