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Raptors' Anunoby out against Blazers after getting poked in eye by Kawhi Leonard

Raptors forward OG Anunoby has been diagnosed with a contusion to his right eye and will not play in Toronto's game at Portland on Wednesday.

Forward suffered injury early in loss to Clippers on Monday

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby reacts after getting hit in the eye by Kawhi Leonard during a 98-88 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. (Chris Carlson/The Associated Press)

Raptors forward OG Anunoby has been diagnosed with a contusion to his right eye and will not play in Toronto's game at Portland on Wednesday.

The Raptors said on Twitter that Anunoby saw a specialist today in Los Angeles, who made the diagnosis.

The Raptors did not provide any further details or a timetable for Anunoby's return.

Anunoby was injured two minutes into Toronto's 98-88 loss against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Monday when he was accidentally poked in the eye by Clippers star Kawhi Leonard while the two battled for a rebound.

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Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Anunoby lost both his contacts and was bleeding after the play, which didn't draw a foul. Anunoby was seen with a bandage over his eye after the game.

Anunoby is having a breakout third season with the Raptors. He is averaging 11.7 points and 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, connecting on 52.8 per cent of his three-pointers and earning plaudits for his lockdown defence.

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