Scottie Barnes To Miss Time With Injury

It's hopefully not becoming a chronic problem, but once again, Toronto Raptors' reigning Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes has gone down with a sprained ankle. It happened on a hard fall to the floor in the 2nd quarter against the Miami Heat Saturday night. 

Barnes was able to walk gingerly on his own power, and did take the free throw, but was then immediately removed from the game and did not return. He finished the game with 11 points in 13 minutes. 

Raptors coach Nick Nurse says Barnes will miss some time, and is likely to get an MRI on his right ankle. X-Rays, at least, came back negative. The latest injury report, as of late Sunday afternoon, lists Barnes as "questionable" for Monday's rematch with the Heat in Miami. 

This is the same ankle that Barnes injured late in the summer, and was shut down for three weeks, which caused him to be behind in his conditioning during the preseason. Clearly, the ankle was not back to full health as of yet. 

Barnes also suffered a badly sprained ankle in the playoffs back in the spring, when Joel Embiid stepped on it. The hope is that this injury is not anywhere near as serious.