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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Raptors' Amir Johnson suffers ankle injury, did not return

By on 2/23/2014 09:30:00 PM

Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson left tonight's game against the Magic after awkwardly turning his right ankle in the third quarter. Johnson immediately went straight to the locker room and did not return. According to Josh Lewenberg on Twitter.

Johnson turned his ankle while colliding with Victor Oladipo with just under six minutes left in the quarter. Finishing off his night with 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes. The Raptors went on and won the game 105-90.

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Johnson's ankle can't seem to stay healthy after missing two games already this month due to ankle issues. Johnson initially suffered a sprain back in January and of late the power forward has just been battling through the injury.

This season Johnson has started in 48 of his 53 games. He is averaging 28.5 minutes per game, while adding 10.3 points and 6.6 rebounds on 54.1 percent shooting. 

After the game coach Dwane Casey believed that his power forward was kicked in the ankle, but there was no call or foul on the play. But right now the injury does not seem to be too severe, and Johnson will be considered day-to-day.

With the win the Raptors now improve to 31-25.


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