Tuesday April 28 2009 – 12:30pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
The following was just sent out – about 15 minutes ago – from the Toronto Raptors public relations staff:
The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday that guard Jose Calderon underwent surgery this morning to repair ligament damage and capsular laxity to the ring finger of his left hand. Recovery time is expected to be six to eight weeks.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Brent Graham at Toronto Western Hospital .
This past season, Calderon averaged career highs of 12.8 points, 8.9 assists (fourth in the NBA) and 34.3 minutes in 68 games (all starts). He led the NBA in assists-per-turnover ratio (4.21) for a second consecutive season. He also established an NBA single-season free-throw percentage record of .981 (151-for-154).