Report: Raptors’ Hernandez suffers ankle sprain, adds to injury woes

Toronto Raptors center Dewan Hernandez (20) reaches for a loose ball against Chicago Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. (22), as Raptors guard Cameron Payne (1) looks on during first half of their NBA basketball game. (Cole Burston/CP)

Toronto Raptors rookie Dewan Hernandez has suffered a sprained ankle and is listed as out for Sunday’s matchup with the Dallas Mavericks, per multiple reports.

The Raptors have yet to play a single regular season game in 2019–20 with a completely healthy roster. Such a scenario seems far off now, with Hernandez being the latest player to join Toronto’s lengthy injury report — a list that contains Marc Gasol, Norman Powell, Pascal Siakam, Matt Thomas and Stanley Johnson.

No information on if Hernandez will miss additional action has been made available at this time.

Raptors coach Nick Nurse, who is down to just 10 available options, noted that two-way player Oshae Brissett would likely see some action against the Mavericks, according to The Athletic‘s Blake Murphy.

Hernandez has seen limited playing time in his first season due to being part of a competitive team, and has appeared in only four Raptors games. He has spent most of his time in the G League, where he’s played in nine contests and averaged 13.4 points and 9.6 rebounds on 40.3 per cent shooting for the Raptors 905.

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