The Toronto Raptors announced on Wednesday that forward DeMarre Carroll had arthroscopic surgery this morning on his right knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Carroll’s status will be updated as appropriate.
Carroll missed nine games between December 7-22 with a right knee contusion and more recently sat out Monday’s game at Cleveland with a swollen right knee. He had been dealing with planter fasciitis earlier in the season as well.
No timetable for his return has been given.
This is a significant blow to the Raptors, but represents a big opportunity for reserves Cory Joseph, Terrence Ross and James Johnson as the team only has limited proven depth outside of their top 10 players.
The 21-15 Raptors have 14 wins and 9 losses with Carroll in the lineup this season.
For all intents and purposes, GM Masai Ujiri gave head coach Dwane Casey a 10 man roster with which to work this season.