Raptors' Gary Trent Jr. unable to finish Game 2 due to non-COVID illness

Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (Chris Young/CP)

Gary Trent Jr., after attempting to play in Game 2 of the Toronto Raptors' series against the Philadelphia 76ers, was forced to leave before the end of the third quarter with the same non-COVID illness that had him listed as questionable to suit up before tipoff.

While the exact nature of his illness is not known, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said before Game 2 that "he's very sick" before noting that Trent Jr. was also "feeling a little better" than earlier in the day. Trent Jr. was not at shootaround and did not take part in Sunday's practice, but did participate in pre-game warmups on Monday.

Trent Jr. was visibly labouring at times during the game, and struggled on both ends of the court, going 0-3 from the field while picking up four fouls in 10 minutes of playing time.

With the Raptors trailing by double digits as the fourth quarter came into view, the team made the decision to cut his night short. It is not known at this time whether he will be available for Game 3 in Toronto on Wednesday night.

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