As the Toronto Raptors took on the New York Knicks, forward Terrence Ross was sidelined with an injury to his left thumb.
The Raptors media relations reported during Tuesday night's game that Ross' injury is actually more serious than they thought. Ross reportedly sustained a ligament injury to his left thumb in a Monday workout session. There is no timetable for his return.
Ross spoke to the media after the game and explained what went down:
"Working out, hit fingers, hit my thumb against another player. They hit me in the right spot."
Ross continued saying, "Just found out today... Could be back as soon as two, to who knows. You gotta watch it, it takes time to heal."
"It's tough, my first time being injured. I mean, gotta stay active, keep doing what I normally do, work out, stay in shape, stay ready."
Ross recently signed a three-year, $33 million contract extension to stay put in Toronto.
It may be early but Ross is nowhere near living up to his contract extension. Ross has been scoreless in his last two games shooting 0-for-4 from the field in 20 minutes of action in Miami on Sunday, while also hitting point blank in Orlando on Friday going 0-for-3 from the field. Ross is capable of knocking down three's with the best of them, but has struggled to find his offense as of late.
Ross' percentage has regressed massively as he shot 37.2 percent last season and is currently shooting a horrid 28 percent from deep to start the season. Expect Ross to catch fire as the season progresses.
The Raptors missed his solid perimeter defense on Tuesday as they allowed the Knicks to shoot a stunning 47.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Ross is averaging 6.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in seven games this season for the Raptors.
The Raptors host the Philadelphia Sixers on Wednesday night.