DeMarre Carroll out for Raptors after knee surgery

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

The Raptors did not give a timetable for Carroll's return, noting that his status will be updated as appropriate. But sources told ESPN's Mike Mazzeo that a hopeful estimate on Carroll's absence is six to eight weeks.

Carroll's absence will be significant for a Raptors team that enters Wednesday night's game at Brooklyn 21-15 overall and among several clubs just behind the first-place Cleveland Cavaliers (23-9) in the Eastern Conference standings.

Carroll is averaging 11.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in 31.9 minutes.

Knee issues, though, have been a problem for him this season. Carroll sat out Monday's game against the Cavs with a swollen right knee and missed nine games last month with a right knee contusion and plantar fasciitis.

"It's one of those things where, I could play, but me playing at 65 percent is not, I don't think everybody looks at it as beneficial," Carroll told reporters earlier this week.

Carroll signed a four-year, $60 million deal with the Raptors with no options this offseason after two seasons with the Hawks.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.