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Reggie Evans breaks foot, out indefinitely

Posted on: November 27, 2010 3:33 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:06 pm
 
Toronto Raptors forward Reggie Evans fractured his right foot and is out indefinitely. Posted by Ben Golliver reggie-evans In addition to being a deep thinker on gender issues , Toronto Raptors forward Reggie Evans is one of the NBA's most incredible single-tool players.  Evans rebounds, and nothing more. As of Sunday, Evans was No. 3 in the league with 12.6 rebounds per game, and he was tops for rebounds per 48 minutes , with 21.7. Evans does the dirty work and he does it without requiring touches. On a team as soft as the Raptors, he is worth his weight in gold. Unfortunately for Toronto, Evans fractured his right foot during a Friday night 110-101 loss to the Boston Celtics, according to the team's television broadcaster . The Toronto Star reports that the team and coach Jay Triano have not placed a timeline on Evans' recovery from the broken foot, but it's obviously expected to be lengthy.
“It’s broken, a fracture, a break, I don’t know,” a downcast Triano said. “X-rays were positive, I have no idea of timeline or anything else.”
Evans, who averages nearly 12 rebounds a night and is by far Toronto’s most effective player on the boards, was injured with about six minutes left in the third quarter and hobbled to the bench. He had the x-rays in the arena and got the bad news there, departing for the team bus on crutches before the post-game media session began. He missed 50 games last season with an injury to his other foot but was among Toronto’s best players before Friday’s mishap.“He went up for a rebound and I guess he came down funny on it and felt something and knew he was in trouble,” said Triano.
The Raptors can't replace Evans' rebounding, and will likely look to fill his minutes using a platoon of foul-prone Amir Johnson, over-the-hill Peja Stojakovic, and untested Joey Dorsey. Rookie power forward Ed Davis has been recovering from an injury earlier in the year and was recently sent down to the D-League  and could be another option down the line. However they try to plug it, the hole on the boards won't make for a pretty sight as the Raptors, with Evans, were in the middle of the pack in the Atlantic Division at 6-10. For his part, the tough-minded Evans took the news well, addressing Raptors fans and the city of Toronto on his Twitter account Friday night. "T Dot let's not feel sorry for me just minor setbacks for a major comeback," Evans wrote. "Let's Get Itttttttttttttttttt."
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little ceasars
Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2010 1:42 am
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Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2010 1:31 am
 

Reggie Evans breaks foot, out indefinitely

yes this is actually a blessing in disguise because now joey dorsey gets to show his rebounding skills. dorsey is as good as arebounder as evans, this kid can avg. over 12 reb. what he has over evans is youth, athleticness and he can score around the basket. he gets to the line often which the raptors bigs are too soft to do. he maybe a bad free throw shooter but the point is he potenitally can get the opposing teams bigs into foul trouble, which makes it easier for the raps to attack the basket. jay triano must open up his eyes and give joey a chance but when jay said he will start peja, it was very disappointing.


little ceasars
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Posted on: November 27, 2010 10:52 pm
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Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2010 5:43 pm
 

Reggie Evans breaks foot, out indefinitely

We can analyse this as an impact on the team but on a personal level, Reggie deserrved better. If more talented players played with so much heart guys like Lebron would be unstoppable. Reggie was having a great year- he has even started to make layups, put backs and foul shots! Too bad.

With regards to the Raptors I fear they will be small and soft in the frong court without him. Let's see what Amir can do.



Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 27, 2010 4:18 pm
 

Reggie Evans breaks foot, out indefinitely

This is a blessing in disguise for the Raps, Evans isn't viable as a long term starter. They can finally see what they have in Amir and see if he can develop into a true PF in this league. He should complement Bargnani well in the post. He needs to learn to stay out of foul trouble though so he can consistently get 30+ minutes each game.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2010 12:38 pm
 

Reggie Evans breaks foot, out indefinitely

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuu..



. this is a huge blow for the Raps. The Regend is our heart and soul man. We still have Amir Johnson to do the dirty work, but after that :/

Looks like Joey Dorsey's gonna have to step up. The good news is now Ed Davis will get some PT once he's back, and I guess the Raptors can really focus on securing that first overall pick instead of all this overachieving.



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