Raptors’ McCaw leaving bubble for treatment on benign mass in knee

Patrick McCaw, left, in action for the Toronto Raptors. (CP Photo)

Toronto Raptors swingman Patrick McCaw is set to leave the NBA’s bubble in Orlando in order to seek treatment for a reoccurrence of a benign mass in the back of his left knee, the team announced Friday.

The Raptors said the 24-year-old will visit Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to determine the next course of action after experiencing discomfort during the team’s return to play.

McCaw saw Williams for the same condition in November.

A timetable for McCaw’s return has not been established.

The Raptors’ roster now stands at 16 players and, under NBA rules, they are not entitled to replace him with another player.

In 37 games for Toronto this season, the three-time NBA champion averaged 4.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 24.5 minutes.

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