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Raptors forward Scottie Barnes suffered a broken left hand during Toronto’s 120-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Russell Westbrook also suffered a broken left hand during his team’s 140-115 victory against the Washington Wizards.
Barnes’ injury was officially described as a fracture of the third metacarpal bone, while it is still unknown exactly what part of Westbrook’s hand was injured.
Barnes appeared to suffer the injury late in the second quarter after colliding with teammate Immanuel Quickly while trying to defend a shot near the rim.
The 22-year-old All-Star immediately jumped into the air and slammed his right hand into the rim before grabbing his left hand as he screamed in pain.
Raptors forward Scottie Barnes suffered a broken left hand during Toronto’s 120-105 loss.
LA Clippers guard Russell Westbrook also suffered a broken left hand during his team’s victory.
Barnes left the game with 10 points and six assists after just 16 minutes and did not return. His early exit ended a streak of five consecutive double-doubles, the best streak of his career.
Toronto went on to announce that Barnes will be out indefinitely moving forward.
“Obviously, when you lose an All-Star player in the game, that definitely changes a lot of things,” Raptors coach Darko Rajakovic said. “We tried it with different lineups, different players tonight, we gave opportunities to multiple players there.”
Westbrook, on the other hand, recorded six points and one assist before suffering his injury.
He played just 10 minutes during the Clippers’ lopsided victory.
The injury appeared to occur with about 10 minutes left in the second quarter after he attempted to steal the ball from Wizards guard Jordan Poole.
Westbrook’s hand appeared to have caught Poole’s knee before he was immediately seen attempting to flex his hand several times.