Toronto, ON – Raptors point guard Jerryd Bayless is expected to miss the final month of the season due to a partially torn left oblique muscle.
Bayless, in his first full season with the Raptors, sat out two games because of a hip pointer, then left Monday's game against the Magic in the second quarter and did not return.
The 23-year-old guard started five games from March 11-17 and averaged 21.8 points and 7.6 assists. In 31 games this season, the Arizona product logged a career-high 11.4 points and 3.8 assists per outing.
Toronto acquired Bayless in a five-player deal with the Hornets in November 2010.