Raptors’ all-star guard Lowry sidelined against Boston with wrist injury

Raptors' Lowry sidelined with wrist injury

TORONTO — The morning after the Toronto Raptors’ game Feb. 15 against Charlotte, Kyle Lowry woke up with a sore wrist. He thought he’d just slept on it funny.

But the pain didn’t subside over the next nine days and, on Friday, Lowry couldn’t play when the Raptors hosted the Boston Celtics, sidelined with an injury that coach Dwane Casey said is “not a one-day thing.”

“I woke up Thursday and told my wife my wrist is a little sore,” Lowry said after Friday night’s 107-97 victory over Boston. “Kinda just tried to go through everything, day by day, got a little treatment down there at All-Star. It was a little sore, paid no attention to it, I thought over the break it would rest up and heal up. But it just constantly stayed bothering me.”

Lowry suited up for the Eastern Conference team for his third NBA all-star appearance four days after the Charlotte game. When he was on the bench, he had his right wrist wrapped in a big bandage and ice. He also competed in the three-point shootout during all-star weekend in New Orleans.

“No one knew,” Lowry said, when asked if the team was aware of the injury prior to the all-star game. “I literally woke up Thursday morning with soreness and that was it. I didn’t wake up ‘Ohhh I need to. . .!’ I really thought I slept on it wrong and thought it would go away.

“I left everybody out of the loop because I didn’t think it was anything.”

Tests on Friday however showed it was something, although Lowry said there wasn’t a definitive diagnosis. He’ll undergo more tests this weekend.

“So that’s a blow. A huge blow for us,” coach Dwane Casey said. 

An extended absence would be a huge blow to a Raptors team trying to climb back up the Eastern Conference standings with just 24 games to go in the regular season.

The Raptors starting point guard is averaging 22.8 points, 6.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds a game for the Raptors.

Toronto hosts the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday.

Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Out to pasture at the Freak’n Farmer

The annual “fun” event at Covert Farms put on by the Covert family and HooDoo Adventures

West Kelowna Warriors dominate the Nanaimo Clippers

Three goals were scored during power plays

Fundraiser with wine to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

The Sovereign Order of St. John has committed to raise and donate $50,000

Okanagan artist donates painting to Okanagan College

Bryan Ryley, former instructor at the college donated an acrylic painting

Kiwanis Club donates money to Okanagan College

This establishes the Kiwanis Kelowna 2018 Legacy Education Endowment

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Czarnik nets 3 as Flames dump Canucks 5-2

Calgary picks up exhibition win over Vancouver

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

Fuhr: A looming pilot shortage

By Stephen Fuhr Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with local… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

Most Read