VanVleet to miss 3 weeks with thumb injury


Brian Hayes

Fred VanVleet defends John Wall. VanVleet had a steal and five defensive rebounds against the Washington Wizards. (Oct. 22, 2016)

Fred VanVleet will miss at least three weeks with a thumb injury.

ESPN’s NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that VanVleet will wear a splint for three weeks before the Toronto Raptors re-evaluate his condition. The All-American turned NBA rotation player suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb, Wojnarowski said.

VanVleet scored a career-high 30 points for the Raptors this last week.