Raptors’ Scottie Barnes leaves game with rolled ankle, X-rays negative
Scottie Barnes started his second season picking up right where his Rookie of the Year campaign led off, averaging 16 points a game on 50% shooting through his first two games.
But in Game 3, he rolled his ankle attacking the rim against the Heat. He stayed in and shot the free throw, then went back to the locker room.
X-rays were negative, the Raptors announced, but Barnes will undergo an MRI. He may miss a few games.
It’s possible this was more of a foot sprain than an ankle sprain, according to reporters at the game who said Barnes grabbed his foot when he went down. However, considering Barnes had off-season ankle issues, that would be welcome news.
Don't take this for a medical report, but Barnes walking around in flip flops in locker room, limp not too notable, no wrap or boot.— (((Eric Koreen))) (@ekoreen) October 23, 2022
The Raptors’ comeback against the Heat fell short, Miami got the 112-109 win. Both teams are now 1-2 to start the season.