Ottawa Citizen

Toronto Rap­tors rookie Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas is ex­pected to be out four to six weeks

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while he re­cov­ers from a hand in­jury, the club said Wed­nes­day. Valan­ci­u­nas was bat­tling for a loose ball un­der the bas­ket when he fell and broke the ring fin­ger on his right hand dur­ing Toronto’s 93-90 vic­tory over the Or­lando Magic on Dec. 21. The seven-foot Lithua­nian cen­tre has started in all 28 games for the Rap­tors this sea­son, av­er­ag­ing 7.8 points per game and 5.2 re­bounds. He’s fourth in the league among rook­ies in re­bounds and blocks per game.

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