|Date of Birth||9/18/1989|
|Height, Weight||7'0", 235 lbs|
|Drafted||2008 - Rd 1|
Ibaka (ankle) will miss the final two games of the road trip after being sent back to Toronto for treatment, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
Ibaka's ankle sprain is being described as "pretty severe", by head coach Nick Nurse, so it's unsurprising that he was sent back to Toronto to rehab. According to Lewenberg, the Raptors will have a better idea on a timeline for Ibaka's return based on how he responds to treatment.
Ibaka (ankle) will not play Monday against the Clippers.
Ibaka will miss a second straight game as he continues to nurse a sprained ankle he suffered against the Pelicans last week. Chris Boucher should continue to see steady run in place of Ibaka, who remains without a timetable for his return.
Ibaka suffered a "pretty bad" sprained ankle in Friday's win over the Pelicans and is without a timetable for return, Andrew Lopez of ESPN reports. Ibaka will undergo further imaging on his ankle.
The Raptors were dealt a significant blow with both Ibaka and Kyle Lowry (hand) going down with injuries Friday. Considering Ibaka doesn't have a firm timetable, it's unclear how long he's expected to miss. On the upper end, the veteran center could be out for multiple weeks and he seems to be a sure shot to miss Sunday's tilt with the Lakers. In Ibaka's stead, expect Chris Boucher to see an uptick in run.
Ibaka will not return to Friday's game against the Pelicans due to sprained right ankle.
Ibaka contributed eight points (3-6 FG, 2-2 FT) and six rebounds across 12 minutes before exiting with the injury. His status for Sunday's game against the Lakers is not known at this time. Chris Boucher and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could see some time in the rotation should he ultimately have to miss any time.
Ibaka posted 19 points (9-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 125-113 win over the Pistons.
Ibaka finished with season highs in scoring, assists, steals. and minutes. Starting center Marc Gasol (knee) exited in the first quarter but returned to action. Still, Ibaka ended up seeing over twice as many minutes. Ibaka has been significantly more effective than Gasol through the first five games this season, though it remains to be seen whether coach Nick Nurse will consider swapping their roles or assigning Ibaka the larger share of minutes more consistently.