Raptors' Fred VanVleet to miss at least 3 weeks with thumb injury

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet will miss at least three weeks with a left thumb injury, the team says.

VanVleet has a partial ligament injury and will wear a splint for approximately three weeks before it is re-evaluated.

He suffered the injury in the second quarter of Saturday's win in New York.

VanVleet is averaging 10.5 points, 4.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds. He averages 26.8 minutes off the bench.

This is expected to make the addition of Jeremy Lin more impactful for Toronto, as he'll immediately step into a key role.