Toronto Raptors News: DeMarre Carroll Undergoes Surgery On Bruised Knee
DeMarre Carroll underwent an arthroscopic surgery on his bruised right knee on Wednesday. The status of the Toronto Raptors star will be updated soon.Advertisement
Carroll signed with the Toronto Raptors this off-season. But Carroll had to sit out Monday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a swollen knee. He managed to feature in five games after sitting out for nine straight games with a knee contusion.
Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City conducted Carroll’s surgery. Despite injury concerns, he had 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 31.9 minutes in 23 games.
Carroll signed a 4-year, $60 million contract with the Raptors in free agency, leaving the Atlanta Hawks. The knee injury limited his on-court movements. But it’s unclear how long fans should wait for Carroll’s return, or what exactly the problem was.
The 29-year-old wing has missed 13 of the Raptors’ 36 games. Carroll left the court after 24 minutes against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday and was seen frustrated with his inability to stop Jimmy Butler.
“Like I said, I don’t want to speak too much,” Carroll said after the game. “I’m not all of the way there. He did what he’s supposed to do when a guy’s not all of the way there. I’ll see him again. It’s no big deal.”