Kyle Lowry had been experiencing some pain in his right wrist for quite some time and he was hoping it would eventually go away so he could be with his teammates again on the floor. However, the Toronto Raptors were given some bad news after it was revealed that their All Star point guard could be out until the playoffs as he deals with his wrist injury.
According to ESPN, Lowry is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right wrist this Tuesday. The surgery will be done to remove loose bodies from his right wrist. He has missed the Raptors' last two games since returning from the All Star break and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Lowry was able to participate in the 3-point competition during All Star Weekend in New Orleans and played in the All Star game the following night. But he said that he has been dealing with constant pain in his wrist since then, and he went to have a second opinion on Monday prior to the Raptors' matchup against the New York Knicks.
"It was one of those things where we didn't know how serious it was. That's why you get second opinions as he did and we decided - he decided to have it done now hopefully to be able to have some time before the playoffs to get some games in", said Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey. The surgery will be done in New York.
Lowry is no stranger to playing through injuries, but this latest injury was enough to prevent him from moving his wrist in a certain position. He is second in the Raptors in scoring averaging 22.8 points for the season and leads the team in assists with an average of 6.8 dimes per game. Per Yahoo Sports, the Raptors' final regular season game will be on April 12 at Cleveland.
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