Chris Bosh Out With Broken Face
Chris Bosh was hit with an inadvertent elbow from Antawn Jamison during the Raptors loss to the Cavaliers tonight. He staggered dazed for a minute, then ran up the floor with blood dripping from his nose and mouth. He exited the game and immediately left for the locker room. The Raps' All-Star was taken to a nearby hospital where X-rays confirmed the bad news.
Bosh has a fracture in his face. He broke his face.
Bosh is out indefinitely. Which means he could be back in a few days. Which would be good. Or he could be out for a few weeks. Which would be an outright disaster.
The Raptors caught a break tonight with the Bulls falling to the Bogut-less Bucks, but still hang on the precipice of falling into lottery oblivion, on the eve of Bosh's free agency. Without him, their hope of making a significant run in the playoffs to give the vibe of potential and hope are slim.
Bosh will of course have to wear a mask, making him look even more like the Predator. It's always an adjustment for players when they first try to play in the mask. Without a full contribution from Bosh, if he's able to go, the Raptors are going to be sitting ducks in the first round.
This is before you start to think about the pain involved with breaking your face.