Gary Trent Jr. Observes the Raptors vs. Celtics Injury Report

When the Toronto Raptors play the Boston Celtics on Monday night, Gary Trent Jr. won’t be When the Toronto Raptors play the Boston Celtics on Monday night, they suddenly appear quite skinny.


In addition to Christian Koloko, Otto Porter Jr., and Jakob Poeltl being sidelined, Toronto has added Gary Trent Jr. with flu-like symptoms to the injury list. The team announced that he will be joining Gradey Dick, who was downgraded to out due to a right thumb injury.


Trent was not listed as injured on Monday’s injury report, but the illness is now predicted to keep him out of the lineup for at least one game. Anticipate Toronto to look to Dennis Schröder for further playing time off the bench, possibly combined with some minutes from Jalen McDaniels or Garett Temple.


Jaylen Brown is the only player out for Boston because of a hyperextended right knee. Al Horford is slated to start in his place.


Trent, 24, has had a dismal season and has missed four games so far this year. Despite shooting 41% from the field, he is only scoring 11.3 points on average. Even his free-throw percentage for the season is shockingly low, at 65.1%.


Although Koloko, a 23-year-old sophomore, has not yet been given a comeback date, he has been training more recently. Although he was spotted shooting during Monday’s pre-game practices, there has been no official word on his condition as he continues to struggle with persistent respiratory problems.


Poeltl is anticipated to recover from a left ankle sprain and undergo another evaluation in approximately a week.


With Jontay Porter still available, Toronto’s best backup center will get more playing time in the lineup.


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