Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry underwent a procedure to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry had a procedure to repair tendon injury in his left thumb, league source tells ESPN. Lowry hopes to be ready for USA Basketball training camp and FIBA World Cup later in summer.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 18, 2019
Lowry injured his thumb in game 7 of the conference semifinals between the Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers, appearing to jam it against the floor after taking contact from James Ennis III.
Kyle Lowry heads to the locker room with a thumb injury! pic.twitter.com/9FKhajaw4S
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) May 12, 2019
Lowry, despite wearing protective tape on his thumb for the remainder of the playoffs (as well as the iconic ‘mitten’ off the floor), averaged 15 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 24 playoff games during the Raptors run to their first NBA championship. He never complained about the injury or allowed it to diminish his game.
Lowry hopes to be ready for USA Basketball training camp, according to Wojnarowski, which runs from August 5-9 in Las Vegas and will be used to select the team that will compete in the 2019 FIBA World Cup at the end of August.