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Raptors’ Carter May Miss Next Game

February 8, 2000

TORONTO (AP) _ All-Star forward Vince Carter has an injured finger and was questionable for the Toronto Raptors’ game tonight against the Atlanta Hawks.

The high-flying Carter, who leads the Raptors in scoring with a 24.1-point average, hurt the middle finger of his left hand while working out with weights after Monday’s practice. Carter was taken to the hospital, where X-rays revealed no fracture.

He needed three stitches to close a small cut on the finger.

``There are a lot worse injuries than that,″ Raptors general manager Glen Grunwald said. ``Hopefully Vince will be able to play with it.″

The team said it expected Carter to play in Sunday’s NBA All-Star game in Oakland, Calif.

Carter, the NBA’s rookie of the year last season, received a league-leading 1.9 million fan votes out of the more than 3.9 million cast to become the first Toronto player selected to play in the game.

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