Friday December 11 2009 – 10:52pm Eastern – Toronto, ON
Jose Calderon’s ‘future’ with the Raptors may be in jeopardy.
Short term? Long term? Well, nobody is sure right now.
But the Spanish guard was taken to a Toronto area hospital earlier tonight to have testing done and images taken on his injured hip.
The Raptors training staff won’t know the results of those test/images until tomorrow and at that point the team will determine how long Calderon may be out of the Raps’ line up. However, Jay Triano has already speculated that Calderon’s absence may be lengthy.
Calderon missed Tuesday’s victory over Minnesota and Wednesday’s loss to Milwaukee … but he was back in the line up against the Hawks. In fact, word came down about an hour before tip-off that Jose would return to the starting line up. But minutes before the game began, Triano changed his mind … started Jarrett Jack for the 3rd straight game … and brought Calderon off the bench.
Jose played 7:20 minutes in that half … going 1/3 from the field … tallying 2 points and 2 assists. He was then evaluated at the half and told he would not be seeing the floor in the second half. That was that.
We’ll update you on the FAN tomorrow RE: Calderon’s status and the long or short-term prognosis.