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TORONTO - Michael Bradley is scheduled for surgery Tuesday and fellow Toronto FC star Jermain Defoe may have to follow.Both are back in their home country for medical attention and will miss the MLS clubs end-of-season player availability Tuesday.Toronto general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said Defoe left for England on Sunday in order to meet a German specialist about his nagging groin injury. If surgery is required, the decision will be made over the next couple of days in consultation with the club.Bezbatchenko said there was a time element in that the specialist was only in London for a specific period of time.He needed to get over and get on that persons schedule, which required him to leave, he said in an interview.Bradley, meanwhile, is in New York for a procedure to correct a season-long nerve issue with his foot. The 27-year-old U.S. international has played through pain this season.They want to do it as soon as they possibly can so they can get back on the pitch, Bezbatchenko said of Bradley and Defoe.While Torontos season is over, the players continue to train in town this week with exit meetings planned for the end of the week and early next week.Bradley is expected back by then. Bezbatchenko said the conversation with Defoe will either take place in person or via phone.This happened last year with a couple (of) players, he said. Sometimes you have to have a phone conversation because thats just life.Toronto turned down a club-record bid for the English striker at the end of the summer transfer window, leading to speculation that he might leave when the next window opens in January.At this point, hes still a TFC player, said Bezbatchenko. We need to first get over his injury, then well sit down and talk to the player and figure out what his desires and goals are and see if they match with our club.Obviously we only want players that want to be here. Jermains never said he hasnt wanted to be here. So until that happens, Jermain is here and we want him to be here. Because hes proven to be a prolific scorer in this league and after you have one year under your belt, weve seen other players come back and do even more damage in the second year. Until otherwise, thats going to be our plan.The first public clue that Defoe was back home came via Twitter from a mobile hair extensionist in England.Look who I bumped into @IAmJermainDefoe at my local tesco, tweeted @ExtensionsLeona in posting a photo of a smiling Defoe posing outside her car window at a supermarket.Defoe also returned home in the summer for medical treatment.Defoe, 32, led Toronto with 11 goals in 19 games and TFC never lost (6-0-2) a game in which he scored. But he did not score in the last half of the season, missing 11 of 17 outings through injury and one through suspension.Defoe saw just 360 minutes playing time spread over six games during the second half of the season.Speaking to Toronto reporters last Thursday, he complained of being unable to turn sharply or shoot properly because of the groin injury.Its something that I need fixing, because its stopping me from what I really want to do in games, he said.Defoe also was upset that some have questioned both his commitment to the club and whether he is really injured.He repeated he has never said publicly that he wants to leave a club. But he has stopped short of saying he will be back in Toronto next season.At the end of the day, I dont know what the future holds, he said. But what I would say is that I was desperate to get into the playoffs. Its something I would love to experience.Toronto (11-15-8) missed the post-season for the eighth straight year. 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"I sat in my room the rest of the day, I didnt leave the room," DeRozan said. "I didnt turn the TV on. I didnt watch any games. I just cleared my mind. Just understand it was my first playoff game." He fought the urge to go back to the Air Canada Centre for a late-night shooting session. "I thought about it. I really thought about it," DeRozan said. "About 1 a.m. I was going to come back, but I was like: dont put too much pressure on myself. Just get my rest, regroup. Weve got two days until we play, so just get ready. I try not to think so much or stress myself out — just relax." The 24-year-old all-star scored 14 points — well below his season average of 22.7 — in the Raptors 94-87 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Saturdays Game 1 of the best-of-seven playoff series. The player whose hot hand led the Raptors in their record run to the post-season went cold Saturday. DeRozan, who was the picture of post-season confidence earlier in the week, scoffing that the playoffs werent "rocket science," shot just 3-for-13 from the field. He missed all four of his three-point attempts. He insisted he wasnt nervous. "I think with as much energy was going on, it felt like things were going faster than they were," DeRozan said. While it wasnt the coming-out party any of Torontos playoff rookies had hoped for, they were all breathing a little easier Sunday morning, glad that Game 1 of their series was over and done with. "I think Game 2 is a whole different animal," coach Dwane Casey said. "I think the newness and the shiny part of the playoffs is worn off by Game 2. I think thatll help (DeRozan) tremendously. I think thatll help our whole team." Kyle Lowry, one of the few Raptors who looked unfazed by the playoff pressure in his 22-point performance, agreed. "I think the bright lights will dim a little bit for everyone, everything will calm down a little bit," Lowry said. "I think that first game is always tough at home, because of the excitement, and we have a bunch of young guys. But now its over. Now guys are ready to move on, now were ready to go." Game 2 is Tuesday in Toronto, then the series shifts to Brooklyn for Game 3 on Friday. The series was heated before it even began after the Nets seemingly tanked to fall to sixth-place, preferring to play the inexperienced Raptors. Toronto GM Masai Ujiri then threw gasoline onto the fire Saturday when he dropped an F-bomb when addressing the crowd in Maple Leaf Square, pairing the F-word with Brooklyn. New Yorks tabloid newspapers fought back. The headline on Sundays New York Daily News read: "Dont F*** With Brooklyn! Nets give foul-mouthed Raptors a spanking to take Game 1." The New York Posts front page was a picture of a grinning Paul Pierce with the headline: "After Toronto GM insults Bklyn, Nets shut up Raptors. F#@K YEAH!" The Raptors had put Saturdays drama behind them by Sundays practice at the Air Canada Centre.dddddddddddd "This is about basketball," Casey said. "All that stuff has happened. Were very supportive of whatever Masai said. This is about basketball. I will say this, I thought our fans were fantastic (Saturday). They were great. Ive been in championship arenas, championship games, and this is as big-time as can be. "All the other stuff, what was said, its about basketball. Its about screening. Its about finishing plays. Its about executing defensively. I dont want to get off on another tangent." As for DeRozans less-than-impressive debut, Casey said he thought both DeRozan and Terrence Ross — also making his playoff debut — looked frustrated after they got in early foul trouble Saturday. Ross had just three points on the afternoon. "Young guys have to be somewhere learning to play in the NBA playoffs and this is a great start for (Ross), its a great start for DeMar," Casey said. "Theres no way Im disappointed in their performance. Their point-productivity, yes. But this is a great positive for our organization." DeRozan was asked if one game is enough to adjust to the pressure-packed playoffs. "I dont need a whole nother playoff round to get ready for it," DeRozan said. "I watched a lot of film. I understand. Im definitely not going to make the same mistakes twice. Its adjustments." His teammates are confident theyll see the best of DeRozan in Game 2. "Hes had rough games before. . . hes fine. Im positive hell bounce back," Lowry said. "Hes really focused. Yeah, a rough shooting night. Sometimes it happens. Sometimes the ball dont go in the hole." Why so positive? "Because hes an all-star," Lowry replied. "Theres a reason hes an all-star. He averages what he averages, hes a helluva player, and hes only going to get better." The Raptors are hoping the ACC fans — dressed all in white Saturday and waving white towels, thanks to a T-shirt and towel giveaway — remain as vocal as they were in Game 1. "It was live," Amir Johnson said. "I didnt get to see outside (where hundreds of fans gathered in Maple Leaf Square) but Ive seen pictures on the Internet. It was a pretty dope crowd. "Its big. We need them. We need everybody. The whole country." Saturdays shot-clock debacle should also be behind them. American sports broadcaster ESPN caused the shot-clock malfunction in Game 1, according to a Raptors official. Toronto had to rely on announcer Herbie Kuhn to count down the 24 seconds on each possession after the clocks above the baskets died with 5:57 remaining in the third quarter. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment took blame for using the same power source for the primary and backup shot clocks. The damaged cables in the baskets were replaced and tested Sunday, and the primary and backup clocks are no longer using the same power source. ' ' '

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