Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas could be out 4-6 weeks with hand injury
Rookie centre broke ring finger against Magic on Dec. 21
Toronto Raptors rookie Jonas Valanciunas is expected to be out four to six weeks while he recovers from a hand injury, the club said Wednesday.
Valanciunas was battling for a loose ball under the basket when he fell and broke the ring finger on his right hand during Toronto's 93-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Dec. 21.
The seven-foot Lithuanian centre saw hand specialist Dr. Herb von Schroeder in Toronto on Saturday but it was determined surgery will not be required.
Valanciunas has has started in all 28 games for the Raptors this season, averaging 7.8 points per game and 5.2 rebounds. He's fourth in the league among rookies in rebounds and blocks per game.