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Shoulder surgery for Pascal Siakam, whose recovery will last five months

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The Toronto Raptors announced Friday that power forward Pascal Siakam required surgery last week due to a left shoulder injury.

The injury occurred in a game on May 8 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Siakam, like many other starters, missed the last four games of the Raptors’ season.

According to the release issued by the Raptors, Siakam’s return to form could take up to five months.

If his rehab timelines are met, then Siakam could make his return to play around the third week of activities in the 2021-2022 NBA season. The next campaign will begin on October 19.

In the 2020-2021 season, Siakam appeared in 56 of the Toronto’s 72 games, averaging 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

On May 4, he recorded a career-high 44 points against the Washington Wizards.

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