No Timetable for Raptors Point Guard Kyle Lowry, Out Indefinitely
Although it was first reported that Kyle Lowry is nearing a return despite being ruled out against the Utah Jazz, things took a turn for the worst after the team’s most recent announcement.
On Tuesday, the Toronto Raptors announced that there is no timetable available on Lowry’s status as the All-Star point guard continues to nurse a back issue. The team does affirm that his condition “continues to improve”, but Lowry recently received pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory injections for his lower-back soreness. The 32-year old has been out of the lineup in seven of the team’s last eight contests.
“I think things are progressing really well,” Head Coach Nick Nurse commented on Lowry’s status. “Shouldn’t be too long.”
The Raptors, who have been dealing with an abnormal amount of injuries of late, playing without the services of Jonas Valanciunas as well, are 4-3 in Lowry’s absence. Through 38 games, the Raptors sit 27-11 overall, trailing the first place Milwaukee Bucks by half a game in the standings.