Kyle Lowry to undergo wrist surgery, targets return for playoffs

Kyle Lowry to undergo wrist surgery, targets return for playoffs

His surgery Tuesday will remove loose bodies in his wrist.

The Raptors will certainly miss Lowry as they vie for one of the top spots in the East.

Lowry had said that he hurt the wrist sometime during Toronto's game against the Charlotte Hornets on February 15, when he scored 21 points to lead Toronto to a 90-85 win.

In a press release from the Raptors, the club acknowledged that symptoms began following the February 15 meeting against Charlotte.

Lowry, in his 11th season, was averaging a career-best 22.8 points per game along with 6.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds.

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However, Lowry has missed Toronto's two games following the break, including a big win on Friday over the Boston Celtics.

On paper, the Raptors had an ideal point guard rotation with Lowry as their starter, Cory Joseph at backup and emerging piece Delon Wright waiting in the wing. Their path to a repeat of that performance will be a whole lot tougher without Lowry, who plays a team-high 37.7 minutes a game.

Toronto Raptors All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry has been dealing with a right wrist ailment for the past few days, and now we have further insight as to what is really going on.

With Ibaka, the team can go small and the added presence of Tucker allows the Raptors to switch on defence without getting caught in poor matchups.