How long is Scottie Barnes out? Wrist injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Raptors forward

The Raptors’ attempt to qualify for the NBA playoffs is largely dependent on health, which means any injury setback complicates matters.

Scottie Barnes, who was Toronto’s longest-lived player this season, is now dealing with an apparent wrist injury that could affect his availability. It’s no secret that the Raptors can’t reach their full potential unless Barnes is at 100 percent.

What’s next for Barnes and the Raptors? Here’s what we know about last season’s Rookie of the Year status.


What injury does Scottie Barnes have?

Late in the second quarter of a March 19 loss to the Bucks, Barnes appeared to suffer a left wrist injury while guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo. Barnes left the pitch just before half-time and was up later excluded for the rest of the game.

X-rays of Barnes’ wrist were negative and further tests to determine the injury will be conducted after the team’s return to Toronto.

Here’s the play where Barnes appears to have injured his wrist:

Barnes, who has started 69 games as a team-leader this season, is averaging 15.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game this year, a strong addition to his stellar rookie campaign.

How long will Scottie Barnes be out?

Barnes’ prognosis largely depends on the severity of his injury. While X-rays came back negative, further testing could determine if Barnes’ wrist injury is enough to keep him away from games.

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The injury comes with just 10 games remaining in the regular season. Toronto is entering a crucial period where it could move up to eighth place in the East standings, potentially giving the team an advantage in the play-in tournament.

Here are the final games of the Raptors’ season:

Date Opponent time (ET TV station (US) TV station (Canada)
March 22 against pacemakers 19:30 o’clock Sportsnet
March 24th vs piston 19:30 o’clock Sportsnet
26th of March against magicians 6 p.m Sportsnet
28th March against heat 19:30 o’clock TNT TSN
March 31 at the 76s 19 o’clock Sportsnet
2nd of April at hornets 13 o’clock Sportsnet
4. April at hornets 19 o’clock TSN
April 5th at Celtics 19:30 o’clock TSN
7th of April at Celtics 19:30 o’clock Sportsnet
9th April against Bucks 13 o’clock Sportsnet
11-14 April Play-In Tournament open ESPN/TNT open

Scottie Barnes career stats, highlights

  • 15.4 points per game
  • 7.2 rebounds per game
  • 4.1 assists per game
  • 1.0 steals per game
  • 47.3 percent field goal shooting
  • 29.9 percent 3-point field goal shooting
  • 75.5 percent free throw shooting


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