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The Toronto Raptors will be without Small Forward OG Anunoby for an unknown time due to an emergency appendectomy needed for the second year player from Indiana University. According to NBA.com, OG was diagnosed with an acute appendicitis, inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped tissue located in the lower right abdomen. If let untreated, there is a potential for a very painful bursting of the appendix.
The Raptors (58-24) are currently second in the East and will be facing the Orlando Magic in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. They will face the Magic without OG Anunoby as the team awaits for his recovery. The typical time frame for an appendectomy recovery is anywhere from two to four weeks. In some cases the recovery time can be sooner.
OG Anunoby has played in 67 games this season, starting 6 of them. The former Hoosier star has averaged 7.0 points per game and is shooting 33.2% on three point attempts this season. Although he has not gotten as many starts as the season prior, he is averaging a slightly larger workload this season at 20.2 minutes per game. The Raptors will need to look elsewhere to find back up minutes for starting SF Kahwi Leonard.