DeMarre Carroll Undergoes Knee Surgery

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DeMarre Carroll, Toronto Raptors small forward, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday morning on January 6, the team announced, reported ESPN.

Carroll did not play when they lost 122-100 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, January 4, and noticed previously that he was playing through pain. The Raptors have not commented when he will return, stated cbssports.com.

“It’s one of those things where, I could play, but me playing at 65 percent is not, I don’t thinks anybody looks as it as beneficial,” Carroll explained to reporters earlier this week.

“I’m going to be quiet on what I really want to say,” Carroll stated referring back to his health, after the Raptors loss to the Chicago Bulls 115-113 last Sunday on January 2, in which Bulls shooting guard, Jimmy Butler put up 40 points in the second half. “I take it on myself. I know I’m not all the way there.”

“Like I said, I don’t want to speak too much,” Carroll proceeded. “I’m not all the way there. [Butler] did what he’s supposed to do when a guy’s not all of the way there. I’ll see him again. It’s no big deal.”

Commonly, he looks like someone playing injured-and that’s most likely the best-case scenario. It would explain his problems at the least. Possibly, the surgery will allow him to fully recover and get a rest on Toronto’s tenure, according to NBC Sports.

His long-term absence will mostly be noticed defensively by Toronto. He hasn’t been great on the offensive end, but his scrappiness on the defensive end ability to defend numerous positions will be missed, wrote thestar.com.