Fred Vanvleet Injury Update: Raptors Guard Suffering Hip Flexor Strain, Doubtful Return for Game 6 against 76ers

Toronto Raptors Point Guard Fred VanVleet is doubtful for the sixth game of the playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers after suffering a hip flexor strain.

We are slowly approaching the business end of the play-offs. This means that the big guns of the big teams need to step up and rise to the occasion. The Toronto Raptors are one such big team. Unfortunately for the Raptors, they headed into the fifth game of the series against the 76ers without star man Fred VanVleet. Although that did not seem to make much of a difference as the Raptors ran out winners 103 -88. 

The Raptors were behind 3-1 in the series heading into the fifth game. However, with their current victory, they have been able to force a sixth game. If they win the next game, this series will become quite interesting.

Fred VanVleet might be a significant absence in game six. VanVleet was injured in the fourth game of the series, which his team won 110-102. He injured his left hip flexor, which might keep him out of the rest of the series.

VanVleet suffered the injury during the second quarter of Game 4. He did have an MRI performed, but it didn’t show anything “too major,” according to VanVleet. The PG was limited to just 15 minutes and scored just five points on 2-of-6 shooting while dishing out three assists in game 4.

Whether or not they progress, the Toronto Raptors are sure to miss their star player. He was an instrumental figure behind them becoming NBA champions a few years ago. Raptors fans will be hoping that he returns to the lineup sooner rather than later. His inclusion in a potential game 7 could make a significant difference in the outcome.


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