Nov 10, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Injured Toronto Raptors forward Landry Fields (left) and guard Kyle Lowry (right) look on against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Air Canada Centre. The 76ers beat the Raptors 93-83. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

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Landry Fields has undergone an operation to repair a nerve dysfunction in his right arm. We must assume his dreadful shooting as a Rap is attributable to this problem, so no more snide comments will be forthcoming until he’s returned to full health. The finger of blame now shifts to Bryan Colangelo’s office, specifically his medical team. Contracts are not considered final until a player undergoes an extensive physical, so how is it that such a problem was missed? Did it somehow flare up over the summer? Did Fields ignore any warning signs? Answers to these questions are light years beyond my pay grade, & probably BC’s, but they need to be asked. I’m sure all the high-priced suits at MLSE are going to be demanding answers from BC, & soon.

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Kyle Lowry got hurt under the opponents’ basket, stepping on someone’s foot & twisting his ankle while jostling for a rebound. I hate to criticize this guy, who was nothing short of brilliant before his injury, but I have to wonder whether he needs to dial it back when he returns. Coach needs to take Kyle aside & tell him in no uncertain terms that we don’t need him doing the work of the really big men. Next time he could get his nose broken by an accidental(?) elbow. Kyle reminds me of an outfielder who gets hurt running into the wall attempting to catch a fly ball. Everyone applauds the effort, but you can’t help the team while you’re on crutches. Whether Kyle is capable of restraining himself remains to be seen, but he won’t unless Coach makes it plain that sometimes Less is More.

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  • http://twitter.com/DJAG88 Big D

    If you actually researched what happened to Fields you can see that it’s not something that you can detect until the symptoms happen. So no he wasn’t damaged goods before he sign his contract with us. If he had this problem before he wouldn’t have been able to use his right hand anymore because of muscle degeneration.

    • Newmarket_Brian

      Big D, I stated in the post that I didn’t know enough about the condition to draw any conclusions, or assign any blame. What I was trying to say is that there will be a lot of questions asked inside MLSE about Fields’ condition, & it may well be that the best medical opinion is that it’s simply bad luck. What I didn’t say, but I suspect, is that many of BC’s decisions are under scrutiny as management tries to decide whether to extend his contract. I’ll have my antennae up over the next while, to see if there’s evidence that my suspicions are correct.