Toronto Raptors power forward Jared Sullinger is set to undergo surgery on his left foot Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
It is currently unclear when he’ll return to the field.
Sullinger is expected to miss “extended time to start [the] season,” according to Wojnarowski.
The Raptors announced Sullinger will have surgery on Monday to put a screw into the fifth metatarsal in his foot.
Sullinger signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Raptors in free agency after the Boston Celtics pulled his qualifying offer, and head coach Dwane Casey instantly tabbed the burly big man as Toronto’s likely starter at the 4, per the Toronto Sun’s Ryan Wolstat.
Sullinger averaged 10.3 points and a career-high 8.3 rebounds per game on 43.5 percent shooting from the field and 28.2 percent shooting from distance in 81 appearances last season with the Celtics.
A power forward by trade and small-ball center when necessary, Sullinger is among the Raptors’ most versatile frontcourt pieces.
If there’s any good news for Toronto, it’s that Casey can pivot to capable stretch 4 Patrick Patterson while Sullinger is on the shelf.