Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani is out indefinitely with a torn elbow ligament according to Twitter reports.
Bargnani left Tuesday night’s game against the Trail Blazers after falling awkwardly on an attempted dunk. The team tweeted that X-rays came back negative on his right elbow, though he did not return to the game.
The Raptors also will be without point guard Kyle Lowry for an estimated 10 days with a partially torn triceps.
Bargnani has taken much of the blame for his erratic play and the Raptors’ early season woes. At 4-18, the Raptors have the league’s second-worst record. Fans and media have questioned Bargnani’s defensive toughness and rebounding effort. He’s averaged 16 points and 4.3 rebounds this season.
Bargnani has been linked to trade rumors involving the Lakers and Pau Gasol.
Kyle Lowry: partially torn triceps, out an estimated 10 days. Andrea Bargnani: torn elbow ligament, out indefinitely. What a season.—
Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) December 13, 2012