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.