New York Knicks rookie forward Obi Toppin will be out the next 7-10 days as he deals with a strained right calf, the team announced.
Toppin, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, debuted on Wednesday night and finished with nine points, three rebounds and two blocks in a 121-107 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
He was held out of Saturday’s 109-89 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers after an MRI confirmed the injury.
Toppin, 22, is a Brooklyn native who played a season at Mt. Zion Preparatory School in Maryland after receiving no NCAA Division I offers. He then redshirted the 2017-18 season at Dayton because he did not qualify academically.
Last season, he was college basketball’s National Player of the Year for a Flyers team that emerged as a legitimate national title contender before the coronavirus pandemic canceled the NCAA Tournament.
Toppin averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in his final college season.