Andrea Bargnani to Miss More Time With Strained Calf

by February 10, 2012

According to Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, no one should expect to see Andrea Bargnani on the floor anytime soon. Per the National Post: “The Toronto Raptors will be without Andrea Bargnani for the foreseeable future. Having already missed 14 games this year because of a strained calf — six in mid-January and eight more since re-injuring the left leg on Jan. 25 in Utah — Bargnani is poised to miss much more action. It would not be a surprise if he sat out until the all-star break, two weeks from now, although that is just an extrapolation of head coach Dwane Casey’s comments. ‘His timeframe is extended, whether it is two weeks or three weeks, whatever it is,’ Casey said Thursday afternoon after the team’s practice. ‘We’re not putting a day on it. Extended is beyond day to day, I think. We’re not [spending] each day waiting on him. … He’s back when he’s back. That’s the same message we gave to the team. We’re not going to rush him back. We need him back. But we’re not going to rush him.’ Bargnani is averaging career bests of 23.5 points and 6.4 rebounds, as well as a 47.6% field-goal percentage and 6.4 free-throw attempts per game.”