Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas sustained a left calf strain during a voluntary workout Saturday afternoon. The injury is not thought to be serious and he will be treated as symptoms require.A timeline for a return to full basketball activity has not been established.This may just be a bump in the road as were still a week away from the official opening of training camp. Although Raptor fans maybe skeptical as it was a calf injury that was the cause of much problems for Andrea Bargnani last season. Clearly the indication is this is far less in nature than that. That said, Valcanciunas can use all the training camp he can get, as he was not part of Las Vegas Summer League.
It also takes a little air out of the hype balloon. Which actually might not be a terrible thing. Still, this is not the type of news Raptor fans wanted to hear on the verge of training camp.
On a different note the Dino Nation Blog will be covering Media Day for the first time a week today. We continue to do our best to cover more and more events connected to the Toronto Raptors. Obviously going out to training camp in Halifax is out our budget. Still will keep on top of things best we can. Also Jack Armstrong is scheduled to join us on Thursday for a one on one chat about all things Raptors in The Starting 5.