Raptors announce Pascal Siakam out at least two weeks with adductor muscle strain

The Toronto Raptors announced on Sunday morning that Pascal Siakam has a strained adductor muscle and will be out for at least two weeks, which is when he'll be evaluated by a team doctor.

Siakam, 28, sustained the injury on Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks, leaving in the third quarter and not returning. The Raptors went on to lose 111-110 to the Mavs.

This is bad news for the Raptors, who had started the season strongly. But this hurts even more from the Siakam angle, since he's been blazing hot and off to the best start of his entire career. In the first nine games of the season, Siakam has averaged 24.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game, which are all career highs. Of course, the NBA season is just a few weeks old, so those are very early numbers. But it was definitely a positive sign about where his season could have been heading.

The Raptors haven't identified a timeline for Siakam's return at this point. All the team said on Sunday is that he'll be evaluated in two weeks. The severity of Siakam's injury is a mystery, so we don't know if it's even possible for him to be ready to return at that time.

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 26: Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half of their basketball game at the Scotiabank Arena on October 26, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
The Toronto Raptors announced that Pascal Siakam will be out at least two weeks with an adductor muscle strain. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)