Kyle Lowry to undergo wrist surgery, could return in 4-5 weeks

Posted: 28/02/2017 in NBA, Sports
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Don’t get too excited about the Toronto Raptors just yet.

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will undergo surgery to remove loose bodies from his right wrist, the team announced Monday. He is aiming to return for the postseason.

Meanwhile, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that Lowry could conceivably return in four-to-five weeks, which would leave him with a week or two to prepare for the playoffs.

Lowry apparently suffered the injury during the Raptors’ win over the Charlotte Hornets prior to the All-Star break. He thought nothing of the injury at first and participated in key events during All-Star weekend in New Orleans.

This latest news explains why he shot so poorly – just nine points – in the Three-Point Contest and why he was icing his wrist during the All-Star Game.

It was announced shortly after the All-Star break that Lowry had a sore wrist. Lowry downplayed the ailment and the Raptors listed him as day to day while he sat out for Toronto’s two encouraging wins over the weekend.

The Raptors had just added two win-now pieces in Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker in hopes of replicating last year’s deep playoff run into the Eastern Conference finals. But all that would be for naught if the Raptors’ most pivotal player isn’t available.

The soon-to-be free-agent guard is averaging 22.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.4 steals while playing a league-leading 37.7 minutes per night.

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