NBA: Raptors' McCaw has knee surgery to remove mass

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Nov 07 2019 10:14 AM

Toronto Raptors forward Patrick McCaw (22) drives to the net against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Kevin Sousa, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Toronto Raptors forward Patrick McCaw underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to remove a benign mass on the back of his left knee, the team announced.

The surgery came after McCaw reported discomfort. Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York performed the operation.

No timetable has been set for McCaw's return, but he'll be evaluated in four weeks. He will not travel with the Raptors on their five-game road trip that begins Friday.

McCaw missed four of the defending champions' first six games this season because of the issue.

He averaged 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in wins against the Orlando Magic (Oct. 28) and Detroit Pistons (Oct. 30).

McCaw, 24, signed with the Raptors after being cut by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 7. He played in 26 regular-season games (one start) and 11 postseason games with Toronto en route to winning his third consecutive NBA championship.

McCaw won his first two titles with Golden State and holds career averages of 3.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 159 games (31 starts) with the Warriors, Cavaliers and Raptors.

For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website.