UPDATE: Bargnani didn’t practice on Thursday, but the injury is not believed to be serious, and he might even play on Friday night in Montreal if he recovers in time.


Just minutes after posting my thoughts on Wednesday’s narrow pre-season victory over the Wizards, which included me voicing my concern over Andrea Bargnani’s suffering shot, I must also post about the fact that Bargnani left the game after suffering what the team is calling a left calf contusion.

Given that this is the same calf that interrupted an impressive start to the season for Bargnani last year and later caused him to miss more than half the season, it’s obviously understandable for fans to be concerned right now. But if there’s any bit of good news, it’s that this is supposedly not in any way related to his calf strain from last year, so there’s that.

If Andrea can get back into the lineup sooner, rather than later, then we can just get back to being concerned about his poor shooting of late, which is a lot less worrisome than that damn target of a left calf of his.

On a sidenote, the Raptors picked up the fourth year (2013-14) option on Ed Davis’ rookie scale contract on Wednesday.