Not that we’re sitting on the edge of our seats over here thinking hard on how Kyle Lowry is doing, definitely not that, but many in Toronto are perhaps idly wondering. The Raptors have gone 6-4 in the ten games Lowry has sat out after he underwent surgery on his right wrist to remove “loose bodies.” (Such an ominous term.) The team’s defense — owing to an influx of talent — has improved, but the offense — which was once historically good — has begun to swoon. Turns out it is hard to score points easily without your best player.
Nevertheless! Lowry was in New York City today for his two week check-up. We collectively held our breath. Was there a big reveal today as to his status? Uh.... no. Still, we’ll take these dribs and drabs of information and upgrade our status from “idly wondering” to “rabidly anticipating.” The fate of the Raptors’ season quite literally depends on this wrist. So, what do we now know?
First, the facts:
Lowry in new York today for his two-week checkup.— (((Eric Koreen))) (@ekoreen) March 15, 2017
Then the confirmation and mention of progress:
Lowry is in NYC for a routine checkup 2 weeks after surgery on his wrist. Word is he's progressing well, doing some light dribbling— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) March 15, 2017
And finally, a third affirmation along with a minor (oh so minor!) look to the future:
Kyle Lowry is in New York for a two-week checkup on his wrist today. Minor update expected tomorrow.— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) March 15, 2017
What does it all mean? Apparently we’ll have to wait to find out.
Some wild speculation: it’s fine, let’s relax.