DeMarre Carroll, the Raptors' big free agent acquisition this off-season and the highest paid player on the team, underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this morning. As per Raptors Media Relations:
The #Raptors announced DeMarre Carroll had arthroscopic surgery this morning on his right knee. Status will be updated as appropriate.— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 6, 2016
That's all the information we have right now, but as bombs go: It's a big one.
In the Bulls post-game scrum, it was clear from Carroll's demeanour and hesitancy with his answers, that he knew he didn't feel right. After missing most of December sitting out with a right knee contusion, it was also clear to anyone who watched him that he wasn't quite right. This is an unfortunate setback, but definitely for the best in the long term.
We'll have more as the story develops.
Kyle Lowry weighs in!
Mixed signals on whether Carroll will be back this season. Lowry defiantly to me: "He's not out for the season."— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) January 6, 2016
Well, it's an attempt at a timetable, anyway. But it's the best we've got:
I wouldn't expect a tonne of detail on Carroll's knee; early indications are 8wks as the window for his return, but things change.— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) January 6, 2016