Doctors in New York performed surgery on the ulnar nerve of Fields' right elbow, and there is currently no timetable for his return. He will be re-assessed in two weeks.
Fields had missed the previous three games with a "tender right wrist," so the surgery on his elbow is unexpected. The Raptors signed Fields to a three-year deal for $20 million. He played the prior two seasons with the New York Knicks. The swingman struggled in the five games he started this season, only averaging 2.4 points in 21.4 minutes per-game.
Fields is not the only Raptor to recently suffer an injury. Point guard Kyle Lowry is out for the next 1-2 weeks with an injury in his right foot, while Alan Anderson partially tore his plantar fascia in his left foot and will miss the next 3-6 weeks.