Kyle Lowry Injury: Latest Updates on Raptors Guard's Leg

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer INovember 6, 2012

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry reportedly rolled his ankle on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and had to be taken to the locker room, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.

Mayberry tweeted:

Kyle Lowry rolled his right ankle while landing on Serge Ibaka's foot. He immediately was taken to the locker room.

— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) November 7, 2012

 

UPDATE: Wednesday, November 21 at 6:21 p.m. ET by Ryan Rudnansky

Kyle Lowry, who posted 13 points, seven assists and seven rebounds in his return from injury on Tuesday night, will start against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, according to the Raptors.

The Raptors tweeted:

Coach Casey indicates Kyle Lowry will move back into the starting lineup with Jose Calderon joining the second unit. #Raptors

— RaptorsPR (@RaptorsPR) November 21, 2012

 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, November 20 at 5:47 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

The Raptors tweeted out great news on the Lowry injury front. 

Coach Casey announces @klow7 will return to action tonight but not start. #Raptors

— RaptorsPR (@RaptorsPR) November 20, 2012

Now let's just hope there are no setbacks. 

 

UPDATE: Thursday, November 15 at 12:45 p.m. ET by Adam Wells

While the news isn't great for Lowry and the Raptors, it could be a lot worse. According to CBS Sports' Eye On Basketball Twitter, Lowry has a bone bruise that will keep him out for at least a week. 

Raptors announce Alan Anderson out 3-6 weeks with foot injury, no timetable for Landry Fields return, Lowry out 1-2 weeks with bone bruise

— Eye on Basketball (@EyeOnBasketball) November 15, 2012

The Raptors have had a rough start to the season, winning just two of their first eight games. Lowry leads the team in steals (3.0 per game) and is also averaging 18.3 points, 6.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game. 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, November 13 at 1:35 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

According to Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, it's safe to keep Lowry's status as day-to-day at this point:

Raps Lowry off to NYCdoctors to have ankle examined and earlier opinions confirmed. No return date set, remains - as always -- day-to-day

— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) November 13, 2012

There's no need for the Raptors to rush him back this early in the season. There's no reason to start worrying over this in Toronto just yet.

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UPDATE: Monday, November 12, 12:30 p.m. ET by Donald Wood 

While there was a hope that Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry would be able to return to the lineup Monday against the Utah Jazz after rolling his ankle, the news from the team is not positive.

The Toronto Raptors media relations Twitter is reporting that Lowry will not play Monday night:

Lowry (right ankle sprain), Fields (right hand/wrist) and Anderson (left foot sprain) all out for tonight vs. Utah. #Raptors

— RaptorsPR (@RaptorsPR) November 12, 2012

The ankle issues don’t appear to be anything too serious, but the Raptors are playing this injury very cautiously. That’s good news for his future production as long as Lowry comes back fully healthy.

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UPDATE: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11:27 p.m. ET by Justin Welton

According to the Toronto Raptors official media relations Twitter account, Kyle Lowry will miss Saturday's game vs. Philadelphia because of his sprained ankle. 

Kyle Lowry (right ankle sprain) and Landry Fields (right hand/wrist) will sit out for tonight's game versus Philadelphia.

— RaptorsPR (@RaptorsPR) November 10, 2012

Lowry is a major loss for a team that is 1-4 to start the season. His penetration and overall offensive ability will be missed against the 76ers at home. But at this early juncture of the season, it's better to rest and wait until fully healthy. 

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Update: Wednesday, November 7 at  1:37 p.m. ET by Tyler Conway

As expected, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will not dress for Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks, according to the team's media relations Twitter feed:

Kyle Lowry will not dress for tonight's game in Dallas (right ankle sprain). He will continue treatment and be re-accessed daily.#Raptors

— RaptorsPR (@RaptorsPR) November 7, 2012

Look for Jose Calderon to get an uptick in minutes with Lowry out of the starting lineup. 

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UPDATE: Wednesday, November 7 at 12:08 p.m. ET

Rough news for Raptors fans and fantasy owners as Kyle Lowry is currently listed as doubtful for tonight's game, according to Mavericks beat writer Earl K. Sneed

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry (sprained right ankle) is listed as doubtful vs. the Mavs tonight.

— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) November 7, 2012

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10:55 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to Toronto Sun reporter Ryan Wolstat, Lowry needed some help leaving the arena Tuesday night:

Kyle Lowry hobbled out of arena in a "precautionary" walking boot

— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) November 7, 2012

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 9:37 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

The news is not great for Lowry and the Raptors. Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun is reporting that the electric guard has already been ruled out for the remainder of tonight's game:

No surprise, Lowry will not return tonight. Don't expect him tomorrow either. likely will swell up

— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) November 7, 2012

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Video editor C.J. Fogler posted a picture of the injury:

@jose3030 Kyle Lowry landed on Serge Ibaka's foot, the cringe inducing pic twitpic.com/baz115

— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 7, 2012

Before Tuesday's game, Lowry had averaged 23.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 3.7 steals in three games. That the Raptors won just one of those games tells you all you need to know about what a prolonged absence would mean for the team.

Lowry was acquired from the Houston Rockets in July for Gary Forbes and a first-round pick, per NBA.com.

The Raptors are coming off a 23-43 campaign in which they averaged 90.7 points, 28th in the NBA.