Tough break for the tough guy
The Raptors are going to have to do with one fewer big man for the rest of the pre-season.
Reggie Evans, who suffered a “left mid-foot sprain” in Wednesday’s loss to Boston, has no return date specified, although all the team’s release says it is “likely that he misses the remainder of the pre-season.”
That would be Thursday night against Houston, a Sunday afternoon rematch with Boston and the pre-season finale a week from Friday in Sioux Falls, S.D., against Minnesota.
It’s just another in a rash of injuries that have hit the team since before camp and if the goal of any NBA franchise is to escape the pre-season healthy, the Raptors have failed miserably.
Antoine Wright hasn’t played yet with a sore knee, Sonny Weems missed a game with a sore knee, Chris Bosh sat out a couple with a hamstring and now Evans is on the shelf.
Evans’s injury opens up more time for Amir Johnson and Rasho Nesterovic in a backup big man role.