No "significant" damage to Bargnani, Raptors say
It probably depends on your definition of “significant” but the first medical indication of the seriousness of Andrea Bargnani’s calf injury has to be seen as at least a little good news for the Raptors.
According to a statement issued by the team in Denver on Friday morning, tests done Thursday “revealed no significant damage to the calf.”
That said, it’s unclear when Bargnani might be able to play again; he is “expected to be sidelined for an indefinite period of time” according to the release.
Bargnani was hurt in the first of two overtime periods in a game at Utah on Wednesday night. He missed six games earlier this season with a strain of the same calf muscle.
It’s unclear who’ll start in his place – Ed Davis got the call the last time he was hurt – and coach Dwane Casey should address the issue later Friday afternoon when the team completes its game-day shootaround at the Pepsi Center before Friday’s game against the Denver Nuggets.