Wednesday , Mar , 21 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Raptors’ Bargnani undergoes appendectomy

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Toronto Raptors rookie forward Andrea
Bargnani underwent successful surgery Wednesday for a non-perforated acute
appendicitis.

Bargnani is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days, but no
timetable has been set for his return.

The seven-foot, 250-pound Bargnani last played in Sunday’s 92-74 loss to the
New York Knicks and registered seven points with six rebounds. In his first
season with Toronto, he is averaging 11.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

The Raptors, defeated the Orlando Magic 92-85 on Wednesday night to move to
six games ahead of the New Jersey Nets for the top spot in the Atlantic
Division.

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