Andrea Bargnani Out for the Season With Elbow Sprain

by March 13, 2013

The worst season of Andrea Bargnani’s career has mercifully come to an end. Bargs averaged 12.7 points per game (a career low), shot 40% from the fied (and 31% on threes), lost his starting spot while battling numerous injuries, and was booed relentlessly by Raptors fans. Toronto announced today that their big man will be shut down with a right elbow sprain. Per the press release: “The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday that forward Andrea Bargnani is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the 2012-13 season with an avulsion sprain of the right elbow. This injury is not related to his previous right elbow injury that sidelined him for 26 games (December 12 – February 3). Bargnani left at the 3:08 mark in the first quarter March 8 against the Los Angeles Lakers and did not return. He appeared in 14 of 15 games prior to this injury, including four straight starts (March 2-8).”