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Raptors’ Scottie Barnes leaves game with rolled ankle, X-rays negative

Toronto Raptors v Miami Heat

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 22: Scottie Barnes #4 of the Toronto Raptors is helped off the court after an injury against the Miami Heat during the second quarter at FTX Arena on October 22, 2022 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

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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.

The Raptors’ comeback against the Heat fell short, Miami got the 112-109 win. Both teams are now 1-2 to start the season.