Toronto Raptors Forward Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery

The Toronto Raptors knew the risks. As a team desperately seeking three-point shooting, they took the plunge in the offseason and signed injury-prone free agent Otto Porter Jr. to a two-year, $12.3M contract. The gamble didn't pay off. He played eight games, and now his season is over.

Porter has undergone successful season-ending surgery on his left foot for what was said to be a dislocated toe.

"This was a tough decision for Otto, he had hoped to avoid surgery, but ultimately a decision had to be made to ensure his long-term health," Raptors General Manager Bobby Webster said in a team statement. "We look forward to his healthy recovery."

Porter Jr. got himself a ring for his role with the Golden State Warriors last season, which included a four-year high 63 games, 8.2 points and 37% shooting from three.

The previous several seasons he had missed huge swaths of time with injuries to his back, foot, ankle, hand, shoulder, knee, hip and more. He played 28 games in 2020-21, 14 games in 2019-20, and 56 games in 2018-19. He has career marks of 10.5 points per game while shooting 39.7% from downtown throughout his career.

With the Raptors this season, he averaged 5.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in eight games.

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