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Norman Powell out indefinitely after fracturing finger

Raptors lose Powell for another stretch as the team struggles to maintain health this season.

Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell warms up against the Atlanta Hawks at Scotiabank Arena. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors G Norman Powell suffered a fractured finger and is out indefinitely, the team announced Saturday. Powell was injured in Friday night’s win over the Detroit Pistons. It is the second major injury for Powell this season. He had been sidelined for a stretch a month back after injuring his shoulder.

Fantasy basketball analysis: Toronto Raptors G Norman Powell

The Raptors just can’t stay healthy, man. This is another tough blow, but one that Toronto should be able to sustain. The team recently lost Marc Gasol to a hamstring injury again, so the bodies are starting to pile up a bit again. Luckily it seems Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry are fine, plus Terence Davis has really played well off the bench. Davis is an intriguing option in deeper fantasy basketball formats as a waiver claim. He’s averaging 15.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists per 36 minutes this season. So if Davis gets additional playing time, he could pay off in fantasy.