Toronto Raptors All-Star Guard Kyle Lowry is officially on the shelf. After sitting out Sunday night’s game against Portland, it has now been confirmed that Kyle Lowry is in fact, seriously injured. Just how long will the Raptors heart and soul be out? According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Lowry will be out 4-5 Weeks. Shortly after the announcement of Lowry’s injury, it was also announced that the three-time All-Star would be undergoing surgery on Tuesday. The surgery will be done to remove “loose bodies” from Lowry’s right wrist. The injury, without a doubt deals the Raptors a massive blow.
Originally, it was believed that Lowry’s injury was not that bad. After participating in the Three-Point Contest and All-Star game during 2017 All-Star Weekend, it became clear that Kyle Lowry’s injury was definitely worse than originally believed. With Playoffs just under 7 weeks away it is crucial that Lowry recovers quickly and, safely. With the way things are looking right now, Lowry will hopefully have two weeks to rehab before the playoffs.
For the Toronto Raptors moving forward every game is crucial. Cory Joseph has received the “unfortunate” opportunity to prove that he can lead the Raptors through this roadblock. Sophomore Guard Delon Wright will also receive a major opportunity as the new Raptors secondary Point Guard. Since returning from injury, Wright has been impressive thus far.
As for the rest of the Toronto Raptors, life goes on. As of this writing the Raptors are currently on a three game winning streak. Toronto is also undefeated since the acquisitions of PJ Tucker and, Serge Ibaka. With depth the reason for recent trades, the Toronto Raptors now face their biggest test. Will the Toronto Raptors be able to weather the storm without Kyle Lowry?