Surgery to end Garbo's season

STEVE BUFFERY

, Last Updated: 10:15 PM ET

CLEVELAND -- Raptors forward Jorge Garbajosa, who already has missed six games this season, will travel to Baltimore tomorrow to consult with a specialist concerning his injured leg and ankle, prompting speculation that his season is over.

Associated Press, citing Spanish media sources, reported yesterday said that the second-year Raptors forward has elected to have surgery on his ankle. That report prompted the Raptors to issue a release which stated that "future treatment and therapy options remain undetermined at this point."

Garbajosa suffered a displaced ankle joint with a ligament tear and a fractured fibula after falling in a game against Boston in March, although a recent MRI suggested that there may be a problem with his leg, not his ankle.

Garbajosa played for Spain at the European Championships in September, against the advice of the Raptors doctors, and the quick return to play appears to have cost him. Garbajosa averaged 3.1 points in 10 games played this season. He averaged 8.9 points and 4.9 rebounds last season.


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