By now we’ve seen what happened. In Monday night’s game against the Thunder in this year’s NBA Summer League, the Raptors’ Malcolm Miller went up to block a shot, got unintentionally undercut by the momentum of the attacking Thunder player, and landed hard.
As the tweet below implies, it’s not a super grizzly situation, but it does look incredibly painful. Watch the clip only if you want to see Miller go for a scary tumble.
Malcolm Miller landed awkwardly breaking his fall after trying to block a shot, teammates didn't even want to look at his arm (not graphic) pic.twitter.com/lu200ecHwm— Born Salty (@cjzero) July 9, 2018
The Raptors would sadly go on to lose their game against the Thunder 92-82, dropping to 0-3 in the tournament. Consider this the literal insult to injury, or the injury to insult — either way, it’s bad.
Now, we get today’s update direct from the Raptors:
UPDATE: Malcolm Miller (dislocated right shoulder) is out for the remainder of Summer League. He will be evaluated by medical personnel and his status updated as necessary.— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) July 10, 2018
As you’ll recall, it was two seasons ago in the 2016 NBA Summer League when Toronto’s Delon Wright injured his right shoulder in a game. Poor Delon would have to have surgery to repair a labral tear. Fortunately he looks to have made a full recovery — though he did miss a huge chunk of his rookie season as a result.
The above tweet doesn’t give too many more details in terms of diagnosis, but here’s hoping it’s not as severe as all that. Get well soon, Malcolm.