Raptors’ VanVleet remains out with non-COVID illness Monday vs. Pistons

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet will remain out of action when the team takes on the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

It’s the second consecutive game Toronto’s All-Star point guard will miss due to a non-COVID illness. VanVleet had 15 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes during Friday’s 132-113 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder before he was pulled from the game due to the illness.

The Raptors then lost a Saturday night contest to the Indiana Pacers, 118-104.

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The 28-year-old VanVleet has averaged 18.4 points, 6.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 10 games this season. He missed three games due to a lower-back injury before returning to the lineup last Sunday.

Toronto will also be without Pascal Siakam (right adductor strain) and Precious Achiuwa (right ankle sprain) on Monday. Centre Khem Birch (right knee soreness) is questionable.

Watch as the Raptors (7-7) look to get back into the win column when they visit the Pistons (3-11) starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE and SN NOW.

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