VanVleet on how injured shoulder is impacting his play
Toronto Raptors backup point guard Fred VanVleet will not play in Game 3 against the Washington Wizards due to a nagging shoulder injury.
VanVleet was only able to play two minutes in Game 2 after missing Game 1 due to the injury and as TSN's Josh Lewenberg reports, the Raptors didn't think he looked like himself, so they have decided to hold him out until his shoulder is closer to full strength and the 24-year-old will be listed as day-to-day.
VanVleet incurred his shoulder injury in the team's regular season finale last week against the Miami Heat. He left the game with 1:32 remaining in regulation after trying to fight through a screen, and stayed down for several seconds near the Toronto bench before getting helped off the floor.
VanVleet is in his second season with the Raptors after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent in 2016. In 76 games during the regular season, he averaged 8.6 points and 3.2 assists.
The Raptors lead the series 2-0 and look to take a commanding 3-0 lead tonight in Washington.