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Toronto Raptors' first-round draft choice Jonas Valanciunas, left, poses with Raptors' President and GM Bryan Colangelo during a news conference in Toronto Friday, June 24, 2011. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto Raptors' first-round draft choice Jonas Valanciunas, left, poses with Raptors' President and GM Bryan Colangelo during a news conference in Toronto Friday, June 24, 2011.

(The Canadian Press)

Raptors rookie Valanciunas suffers calf strain Add to ...

Toronto Raptors rookie centre Jonas Valanciunas sustained a left calf strain during a voluntary workout over the weekend.

The Raptors said in a release Monday the injury isn’t considered serious though there is not yet a timeline for his return.

The 6-foot-11 Lithuanian was drafted fifth overall by the Raptors in the 2011 draft. He played with Lithuanian team Lietuvos Rytas last season, helping the club to a third-place finish in the second-tier Eurocup Basketball tournament and winning the competition’s rising star award.

He is expected to be a key component of this season’s new-look Raptors along with point guard Kyle Lowry, guard/forward Landry Fields and guard/forward Terrence Ross.

 

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