Raptors losing, hurting

Toronto Raptors guard Jarrett Jack (R) drives on Portland Trail Blazers guard Andre Miller (L)...

Toronto Raptors guard Jarrett Jack (R) drives on Portland Trail Blazers guard Andre Miller (L) during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Portland, Oregon November 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Steve Gibbons)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:02 AM ET

TORONTO - Losses are piling up for the Raptors and now injuries are as well.

Sonny Weems has a sore knee, sixth man Leandro Barbosa had to leave Monday’s game against the Golden State Warriors with a strained left shoulder — adding to the sore wrist that was already negatively impacting his game — and rookie Ed Davis is still not ready to return to action, despite participating in parts of practice on Tuesday.

To make matters worse, starting point guard Jarrett Jack and small forward Linas Kleiza were held out of practice.

Before head coach Jay Triano panics too much, it appears the pair likely will suit up against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

Kleiza said his Achilles is very sore but has responded to treatment so he expect to give it a go.

Meanwhile Jack – who has not missed a game since the 2006-07 season, said he will play for sure.

“I’m definitely going to play,” Jack said before exiting the practice gym with a slight limp.

“(The knee is) still stiff, but I’ll be out there. I’ll give my team 10, 20, 30 minutes ... I’ll give them whatever I have.”

Weems said his knee “feels a whole lot better.” Even though he first injured it coming down from a dunk in Los Angeles last week, a smiling Weems said Monday night’s top of the highlight reel throwdown did not do any more damage to the knee.

The Bobcats are almost injury free. The club is missing only former No. 1 overall selection Kwame Brown and Dominic McGuire.


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