TORONTO – Raptors star guard Fred VanVleet left Game 4 of Toronto’s series with the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday with an injury.

VanVleet tore off his jersey as he left the game late in the second quarter.

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The Raptors confirmed in the third that VanVleet would not return to the elimination game due to a left hip strain.

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Toronto trailed the best-of-seven series 3-0 heading into the game.

VanVleet missed a total of 13 games with a bruised right knee as the Raptors’ regular season wound down.

He averaged 20.3 points, 6.7 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game this season and was named an all-star for the first time.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April, 23, 2022.

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