Raja Bell’s Season May Be Over

by November 18, 2009

As soon as he got a whiff of the toxic atmosphere on his new team, Raja suddenly remembered that his wrist was bothering him: “Newly-acquired Raja Bell told The Chronicle on Tuesday that he will have wrist surgery, a decision that adds to the Warriors’ injury woes and could cost the guard the rest of the season. Bell, who was picked up from Charlotte in the Stephen Jackson trade Monday, will go back east for surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his left wrist. He’ll miss four or five weeks if the wrist is in decent shape and probably the rest of the season if screws are needed for the repair. ‘I’m going into it, assuming it will be a big surgery,’ Bell said. ‘If I wake up and it’s not, it’s icing on the cake. I’m prepared for the worst-case scenario, and I’ll go from there … After playing, it’s pretty evident that I cant’ do the things I like to do and I feel would help the team the most. It’s time to get it fixed. Shooting isn’t a problem, but it’s all of the little intangibles that I can bring that have been impossible.”‘