1:10pm: McCaw underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday and had a “benign mass” on the back of his left knee removed, the Raptors announced today in a press release. According to the club, he’ll be re-evaluated in four weeks and the team will provide an update at that time.
10:13am: Raptors guard Patrick McCaw will undergo surgery on his troublesome left knee, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Although a specific recovery timetable hasn’t been announced, Charania hears from league sources that McCaw is expected to be sidelined for “several weeks.”
That nagging left knee injury had limited McCaw to just two games so far this season. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse told reporters on Monday that the 24-year-old had been ruled out indefinitely as he visited a specialist to determine the source of the issue. I expect we’ll get an official update from the team soon with more details on the procedure McCaw is undergoing.
The Raptors’ backcourt is already somewhat thin, with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet playing heavy minutes in the early going for the defending champions. With McCaw out for the foreseeable future, Terence Davis, Matt Thomas, Stanley Johnson, and Malcolm Miller are among the candidates to receive longer looks from Toronto, tweets Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca.