TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Raptors All Star Chris Bosh suffered a suspected broken nose and facial fracture during his team's 113-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA reported on their website (www.nba.com) on Tuesday.
Bosh was hit by an inadvertent elbow from Cleveland forward Antawn Jamison in the first quarter and laid on the floor while his nose bled profusely.
He was taken to a nearby hospital in Cleveland for a scan and is expected to undergo further testing.
It is unknown how long the forward, Toronto's leading scorer and rebounder, will be out for.
The injury to Bosh comes at an inopportune time for the Raptors, who hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and play the ninth-placed Chicago Bulls, who are one game behind, on Sunday.
(Reporting by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles, editing by Patrick Johnston)