Raptors’ Chris Boucher out with damage, will skip Montreal recreation

Chris Boucher will be out of the Toronto Raptors lineup Friday with a hamstring injuries, a disappointing switch of situations for the Montreal forward ahead of the exhibition recreation in his hometown from the Boston Celtics.

The Raptors hope Boucher will be back in time for the season opener towards the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 19 at Scotiabank Arena.

Otto Porter Jr. will also be out for Friday’s pre-time recreation with a hamstring injury. The current target for Porter, the Raptors’ greatest free of charge agent signing in the summertime, is for the six-foot-eight wing to be accessible for the commence of the year. But with a 7 days left right before the opening suggestion, his standing is unsure.

“I consider it was variety of often the objective with Otto when that transpired, that we would attempt to hold him and see if we can get him completely ready from the get started,” Raptors head coach Nick Nurse advised reporters soon after exercise Wednesday.

“But the start out is nevertheless a 7 days away and I assume we’ll almost certainly want all that time to make your mind up.”

The Raptors have been working with a bout of accidents the overall pre-period.

Backup position guard Malachi Flynn has missed the final week with a cheekbone personal injury and forward Justin Champagnie, combating for the remaining spot on the roster, just returned right after missing the to start with three exhibition games with suitable hip soreness. He played in the decline to the Bulls on Sunday.

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