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Injury Update: Jared Sullinger steps carefully around his foot

For those wondering what the Raptors’ new big man is doing on the bench, here’s the latest.

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As the lone known-quantity addition to the Raptors for the 2016-17 season, it’s been hard to watch Jared Sullinger sit on the bench for most of the pre-season. After playing 23 minutes against the Warriors in Toronto’s first (non-real) game, Sully has been conspicuously absent from the court.

The official line has been a sore foot, with the rest left to mystery. Today, Sullinger provided an update as to his condition.

According to a trip of our city’s intrepid Raptors beat reporters:

This is an important distinction to make. From the sounds of it, the injury to Sullinger’s foot is not super serious, but since this is the pre-season, better to rest him just in case. The worst case scenario here, as noted by Woz, is a nagging injury that dogs Sully for the rest of the season. The Raptors — thin at power forward/centre as it is — need him healthy.

And lest you think Sully has just been sitting around. Blake “MLB player lookalike” Murphy had this additional note:

So even when Sullinger isn’t, you know, physically working... he’s still working.

To which I add: I hear you, brother.