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Raptors G Fred VanVleet is officially considered doubtful for Thursday’s Game 6 against Philadelphia as reported by the Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds.
Fred VanVleet is in danger of missing his second consecutive game in this first round series against the 76ers as he continues to battle and strained left hip flexor. The other regular Raptors starters will have to step up like they did in Game 5 and all play 39+ minutes. Precious Achiuwa and Khem Birch should both see increased minutes again as well.
Fred VanVleet has officially been ruled out for Monday’s Game 5 against Philadelphia as reported by CTV Toronto.
Fred VanVleet will miss Game 5 as he continues to treat a strained left hip flexor he suffered in Game 4. VanVleet suffered the strain sometime in the first half and did not return after halftime. Scotty Barnes and Gary Trent Jr will handle the lion’s share of the backcourt duties Monday in Philadelphia. This is obviously a situation to monitor should Toronto (minus FVV) manage to extend this series and force a Game 6 Thursday in Toronto.
Fred VanVleet has been listed as questionable with a left hip flexor strain ahead of Game 5 on Monday against the 76ers.
VanVleet left Game 4 in frustration in the second quarter. The injury at the time was unknown, but we now know it is a hip injury. Toronto was able to take an impressive win in Game 4 despite VanVleet leaving in the second quarter. We will likely know more on FVV in warmups prior to Monday's game.
Fred VanVleet left Saturday's Game 4 against the 76ers in the second quarter and went back to the locker room.
VanVleet took a foul and appeared to be frustrated, tearing his jersey before walking back to the locker room. He had been dealing with knee pain at the end of the regular season. Down 3-0 in the series, the Raptors need all the help they can get to make a comeback.
According to Keith Pompey, Fred VanVleet (rest) has been ruled out Thursday vs. the 76ers.
The Raptors have ruled out both starting guards Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby for Thursday against the 76ers. With both starting guards out, the Raptors will likely insert Precious Achiuwa into the starting lineup and potentially either Thad Young or Malachi Flynn. We will also see Flynn, Young, and potentially Armani Brooks seeing more minutes.