Chris Bosh Out Of Surgery For Facial Fracture, Likely Done For Season

The good news is that Chris Bosh is out of surgery for a facial fracture. The bad news is that he's almost likely out for the season and playoffs. For more, visit team blog Raptors HQ.

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Bosh Likely Out For The Rest Of The Season With Injury

The news just keeps getting grimmer for the Toronto Raptors’ fading playoff hopes. On the same night Hedo Turkoglu suffered a head injury, the team learned that Chris Bosh’s facial fracture will likely keep him out for the remainder of the season and, if they make it, the playoffs.

Chris Bosh will miss at least the rest of the regular season after sustaining a facial fracture, the Toronto Raptors announced on Wednesday. The injury will cause Bosh to miss at least the final five regular-season games and probably the playoffs if the Raptors qualify.

Bosh suffered two injuries in the errant elbow. There was a displacement fracture of his nasal bone and a maxilla injury. Whatever that is…ouch.

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Raptors HQ: Have We Seen The Last Of Chris Bosh In Toronto?

Even before he was sent sprawling to the floor with a fractured face, Raptors fans have been preparing themselves for the possibility that they’ll be watching Toronto play sans-Chris Bosh on a regular basis very soon. That assumption became a little bit more of a reality after the injury. Has Bosh played his final game in a Raptor uniform? Raptors HQ doesn’t want to jump to any conclusions, but they think so.

This is it, folks. In my opinion, Chris Bosh will not come back from this injury this year and it may very well be the final time we see the top Raptor in just about every statistical category. With a broken nose and fracture on his maxilla, CB4 left in the first few minutes just pouring out blood before being taken to a CAT scan. The errant elbow was thanks to Antawn Jameson in the middle of traffic, and Jameson, of course, did not encounter any repercussions for his actions.

No, it wasn’t a dirty play, but no one on the Raptors even bothered to even put him on his butt.

Meanwhile, Chris Bosh will not be able to return without getting a mask put into place to protect his nose and his upper jaw. If he were to come back in the playoffs, (if the Raptors even make it there) it would have to be with the utmost protection and with the time to get used to his new situation.

Which is why this may very well have been Mr. Bosh’s final game as a Raptor.

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Bosh Out Of Surgery To Repair Facial Fracture, No Timetable On Return

After taking an Antawn Jamison elbow to the face early in the first quarter Tuesday night, Toronto’s Chris Bosh had surgery to repair a facial fracture on Wednesday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Frank Papay at The Cleveland Clinic and Bosh will remain there overnight. He was already ruled out for Wednesday’s home game against Boston earlier in the day. There was no timetable given for his possible return.

The loss of Bosh for even just Wednesday’s game is a huge blow to the Raptors’ playoff chances. Toronto is just a game ahead of Chicago for the eighth and final postseason berth in the Eastern Conference entering tonight’s slate of games.

The Raptors are three games behind Charlotte for the 7th seed and the Raptors only have four games left to try and move up.

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Chris Bosh Undergoes CT Scan, Will Stay Overnight In Cleveland

Chris Bosh, who took an Antawn Jamison elbow to the face early in the first quarter Tuesday night, left the game and headed to the Cleveland Clinic for a CT scan. From the reports tweeted by SLAM Online's Holly MacKenzie (via the Raptors PR staff), the elbow did some damage.

Initial interpretation of a CT scan showed a maxilla and nasal fracture to the right side of his face.

Bosh will remain in Cleveland overnight for further evaluation and treatment.

UPDATE: From Will Carroll, the Internet's Injury Expert, this is what that all means: "Badly broken nose. No blowout or orbital fx, so could have been worse."

No word yet on how much time Bosh will miss, if any. Here's how it all happened.

Bosh was fighting for position in the lane with Jamison when he was nailed by the elbow. Bosh immediately dropped to the floor and stayed there as play continued at the other end. Dazed by the blow, Bosh got to his knees as blood poured onto the court.

When there was finally a whistle, medical personnel from both teams went onto the floor to attend to Bosh, who was in obvious pain. Holding a towel to his face, he was helped from the court and taken to Cleveland’s locker room, where he was examined by Cavs team physician Dr. Richard Parker.

The Raptors entered the night as the eight-seed in the East.

For more, visit our blog, Raptors HQ.

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