The Toronto Raptors have provided updates on the injuries of Precious Achiuwa and Otto Porter Jr as Raptors preseason campaign continues.
Concerning Precious Achiuwa, he has resumed training while managing a left groin strain. During Wednesday’s practice, he was observed taking shots in front of the media.
Coach Rajaković expressed, “He’s making significant progress and has diligently followed his treatment and weight room regimen. It appears that this strain is not expected to be a prolonged issue.”
Ever since becoming a part of the Raptors, the 24-year-old has proven to be a significant contributor to the team.
He has consistently delivered impressive statistics, averaging 7.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game, all while spending an average of 19.1 minutes on the court across 189 appearances for the team.
As for Otto Porter Jr., the team is proceeding cautiously with the 30-year-old wing, who has a history of injuries. Porter missed the entirety of the previous season due to a toe injury and is gradually being reintegrated into the team’s activities.
Coach Rajaković remarked, “Today, he participated in a live 3-on-3 session against some of the younger players on the roster and performed admirably. Hopefully, we’ll see him in action during the preseason.”
However, Coach Rajaković has chosen not to provide any insight into the situation surrounding Christian Koloko.
The absence of updates on Koloko’s condition is beginning to raise concerns as the Toronto Raptors’ preseason progresses.
The towering 7-foot center has been dealing with respiratory problems since before the Summer League in July, and his return date remains uncertain.
When asked about the specifics and possible long-lasting effects of Koloko’s illness, Coach Rajaković chose to remain silent, creating an air of uncertainty around the situation.
On a different note, the Raptors seem to be in good health, having returned from Vancouver, and they are set to play their next preseason game against the Cairns Taipans from the Australian National Basketball League on Sunday.