Thursday , Dec , 09 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Raptors’ Carter diagnosed with strained Achilles’ tendon

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Toronto Raptors All-Star swingman Vince Carter
is sidelined indefinitely after tests on Thursday revealed a mild strain of
his left Achilles’ tendon.

Carter sustained the injury during the third quarter of Wednesday’s game
against Detroit while driving the baseline. He fell to the court and walked
to the locker room with assistance from his teammates.

The 27-year-old Carter will continue rehabilitation and daily evaluation under
the supervision of the club’s medical staff. He will not be in uniform for
games on Friday versus Denver and Sunday against Miami.

In 20 contests this season, Carter is averaging 15.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and
3.1 assists per game.