Kyle Lowry injury: Strained adductor muscle sidelines guard indefinitely

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will sit out indefinitely as he undergoes rehab for a strained left adductor muscle.

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will sit out indefinitely with a strained left adductor muscle, the team announced on Monday. He's scheduled to undergo therapy and rehab while his teammates play a trio of preseason games this week.

Acquired from the Houston Rockets during the offseason, Lowry is expected to become the Raptors' starter at some point this season. Over the past few years, Toronto has depended on Jose Calderon at the point guard position, but Lowry gives the team youth, defense and some scoring punch.

Over 47 games during the lockout-shortened season, Lowry averaged 14.3 points and 6.6 assists per game while shooting 41 percent from the field. There's no timetable for the 26-year-old's return at this point, so Calderon will return to his role as the team's primary playmaker.

When Lowry returns, he'll be part of a young core of Raptors players that could potentially form the best Toronto team in years. With Andrea Bargnani, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross and Lowry, the Raptors should have an intriguing bunch with everyone healthy.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Raptors HQ

You must be a member of Raptors HQ to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Raptors HQ. You should read them.

Join Raptors HQ

You must be a member of Raptors HQ to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Raptors HQ. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker