Five games, five losses and nine days later, the Raptors return to Toronto in possibly worse physical health than when they left.
We won't begin to talk about their mental health.
And they weren't exactly bursting at the seams with any kind of health when they left.
Added to the injury list since the team left Toronto have been Linas Kleiza, Joey Dorsey and now possibly Jose Calderon.
Coming home 0-5 and dragging a seven-game losing streak with them isn't exactly brightening the Raptors picture.
Kleiza (knees), Dorsey (patellar tendon) and Calderon (on-going foot problems) join Reggie Evans, Sonny Weems and Leandro Barbosa on the list of injured.
Calderon has been playing hurt and appeared to go over on his ankle late in Saturday's game. The team was off Sunday and takes on Memphis Monday when more will be known about Calderon's situation.
Barbosa, who strained a hamstring in the Detroit game that preceded the trip, is probably another week away, according to head coach Jay Triano. Evans is itching to get back and is making progress but isn't at the stage yet of practising with the team. Even when he reaches that point, he'll still need a week or so to get back into basketball shape.
Who knows how long Weems' back problems will keep him out. There have been a few occasions already where Weems has been ready to return only to have a relapse.
There is a chance that by Monday the team will be finalize the deal for Alexis Ajinca, the 7-foot-3 centre from Dallas who looked healthy enough when he was pulled off the practice court Friday night in Chicago on the premise that he might be dealt.
Ajinca wasn't getting much run in Dallas, but at least he's healthy.
The constant mixing and matching by Jay Triano is trying both the coach's limits of frustration and his players.
Jerryd Bayless pointed out after Saturday's loss in Miami the game marked the first time in his career he has ever been asked to play small forward. Julian Wright, a guy who was life and death to get into a game two weeks ago, now starts and is playing point guard, shooting guard or small forward at various times.
No one is blaming Triano, who with nine healthy bodies and eight he feels comfortable throwing out on the floor -- Solomon Alabi is still so raw he only makes an appearance if the game is fully out of hand like Friday's loss in Orlando -- has little choice.
"As long as we stay out of foul trouble we'll have five guys on the floor at the end of the game," Triano said before Saturday's games. He was only half joking.
What all that mix and matching often results in is players playing positions they are only remotely familiar with. Defensive rotations that rely on communication between the players on the floor become a guessing game as players are not nearly confident enough in their knowledge of the position to be vocalizing anything.
The current schedule isn't helping out at all.
Saturday's game was the Raptors' seventh in 11 days and while the level of opponents comes down somewhat over the next little, while the Raptors will remain on a very busy schedule through the end of the month.
By the time they get to their next two-day break between games (Feb. 5-6) they will have played 14 games in 24 days.
Granted, every team in the league goes through a stretch like that but coming as it does with the Raptors at their most injured is just bad luck.
The whole scenario had even Triano channelling his inner Sam Mitchell the other night when he was asked what he could possibly do coming off a 40-point loss in Orlando with Miami and LeBron James waiting the following night.
"Well, we've phoned the league and they won't let us cancel the game," Triano said, stealing a familiar refrain from Mitchell's repertoire.
If the situation weren't so hopeless, it would actually be funny.