The Toronto Raptors were delivered a pair of crushing blows in Detroit on Wednesday.
Though they won the game 112-99, they were down a pair of key players, as both Marc Gasol and Norman Powell were lost due to injury.
“It’s too bad,” Raptors head coach Nick Nurse told reporters. “A win with a heavy price, really, to be honest.”
Gasol suffered a hamstring injury, pulling up while running back on defence.
— Nils Linnenbrügger (@DocNaismith) December 19, 2019
News today from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski indicates that Gasol will miss “a period of weeks” with the injury.
Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol will miss a period of weeks with a left hamstring injury, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 19, 2019
Powell’s status is still unclear, but it certainly doesn’t look good for him either. Suffering an apparent shoulder injury, Powell was seen with his arm in a sling after the game.
“It’s super concerning; he looked like he was in a lot of pain,” Nurse said.
The Raptors will continue on without both players for the foreseeable future, which will likely include their marquee Christmas Day game against the Celtics.