Bargnani out for the season

The Toronto Raptors today announced that Italian forward Andrea Bargnani will miss the rest of the season with an avulsion sprain of the right elbow.

Bargnani’s injury is not related to his previous right elbow injury that sidelined him for 26 games earlier [December 12 – February 3], but it comes as another hit to his catastrophic last two seasons in NBA, which have considerably lowered his value.

The 213cm Italian left at the 3:08 mark in the first quarter on March 8 against the Los Angeles Lakers and did not return. He appeared in 14 of 15 games prior to this injury, including four straight starts.