Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas was forced to leave the marquee matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Raps with a dislocated thumb.

The injury occurred when Valanciunas posted up against Draymond Green. While dribbling with his right hand, Green attempted to swat the ball away from Valanciunas, catching JV's left thumb.

Valanciunas went down in a heap of pain, clutching his left hand before leaving to the Raptors' dressing room.


The injury occurred in the second quarter of action.

Up until that point, the 26-year-old Lithuanian notched six points and seven rebounds in eight minutes of floor time.

In 2015, Valanciunas fractured a metacarpal bone in his left hand  and bruised the same hand in 2017.