Toronto Sun — Derozan will not play in tonight’s game against the Charlotte Hornets and according to reports, he is not in any pain but simply want to shake the rust off before he returns to the line-up.
“ill be back in the line-up sometime next week, I havent had any setbacks, I haven’t had any soreness. Everything feels good, Im not in any pain.
I just dont want to hop back out there. I think this is my third or fourth practice and I just really want to get a solid seven practices in and really get my rhythm and timing back.”
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Yahoo Sports! — According to Marc J. Spears (NBA writer for Yahoo Sports), Demar Derozan is set to play against the Charlotte Hornets next Thursday.
Demar Derozan suffered a torn left adductor longus tendon (severe groin strain) back in November and since then he missed a total of 17 games.
Related Article — Toronto Raptors Demar Derozan participated in full Practice since the Injury —
The Toronto Raptors lost 2 games in a row for the first time this season, Losing to Portland (97-102) Tuesday in Overtime and losing big to the Warriors (105-126). They will face the Phoenix Suns on Sunday..
The Raptors are now 24-9 dropping to the number two spot in the Easter Conference behind the Atlanta Hawks who took the number 1 spot in the East.
Demar Derozan suffered a torn left adductor longus tendon — a severe groin strain in the third quarter of November 28th’s loss to Dallas.
Toronto Raptors Radio Broadcaster (SN590) Eric Smith reported that Demar Derozan participated in his first full practice since the injury.
It won’t be long until we see him playing again on the floor with his team-mates, but certainly will not be playing this week against Golden State.
The Raptors has won 8 of their last 10 games and the return of Demar Derozan can help carry the load off of Kyle Lowry. Lowry has proved that he can lead the team without their best scorer by turning belief into confidence.
The Toronto Raptors(7-1) came away with the win against the Struggling Orlando Magic (2-7). Kyle Lowry has been the story of the game with 19 points 7 assist and 6 rebounds to help the raptors get their 7th win of the season. For the first time since 2003 has been 5-0 at home. Demar Derozan also in double figures scoring 16 points and 4 boards. Four other raptor are also in double figures including Patrick Patterson and Louis Williams who created a spark off the bench they scored 12 and 14 points respectively. Amir Johnson also contributed with 12 points and Terrence Ross with 17 points, He is 4-5 from distance.