Steve Buffery and Doug Smith are both reporting that Chris Bosh has an injured hamstring.
From Buffery in The Sun:
“Chris Bosh, Toronto’s all-star forward, will miss the start of the Raptors training camp next week in Ottawa because of a sore hamstring.
He suffered the injury while training in Dallas last month.
Bosh aggravated the hamstring again training in Toronto last week. The injury is not thought to be serious and he is expected to play in the pre-season.”
“Still awaiting official confirmation but the chatter is that Chris Bosh may be nursing a tweaked hamstring and could sit out the start of Raptors training camp next week.
The word out at the foundation event this morning is that it’s a setback, not huge, but still not a great way to get the season underway.
It’s unclear exactly how Bosh, who I’m told spent a lot of time this summer working on his body and his game, got himself a little banged up. But he is and now they have to deal with it. I do know he’s been in town a few days going through workouts and scrimmages with the other Raptors.”
I’m sure we will hear more about this in the near future. I just spoke with TSM, who wondered whether Bosh injured himself working on his iphone app and the rest of his off-court empire. But all kidding aside, this is potentially bad news.
If anything, it brings back memories of Jose Calderon’s hamstring injury from last season. Calderon was supposedly “a little banged up,” but the injury lingered throughout the year and hampered his play. I’m not saying anything like that will happen with Bosh, but the news has to be a bit unnerving for Raps fans. With Hedo Turkoglu already fatigued, and perhaps slightly injured, things have not started well for the Raptors.
For the sake of discussion, what happens with the Raptors’ rotation if Bosh’s injury causes him to miss parts of the regular season? And who would start at power forward?