Sports: Lowry to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks, Ibaka out indefinitely - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

Sports Lowry to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks, Ibaka out indefinitely

23:15  09 november  2019
23:15  09 november  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Raptors count on depth options to emerge as Lowry, VanVleet shoulder load

  Raptors count on depth options to emerge as Lowry, VanVleet shoulder load So, for someone at the bottom end of Toronto’s roster, opportunity is probably on the way. The post Bob Saget appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.That’s the NBA regular season for you. It’s long, relentless and punishing. And, yes, so far playing essentially a seven-man rotation with dual point guards near the top of the league in minutes per game has been fine for Raptors head coach Nick Nurse and his team. But is it sustainable over such a tough stretch? Over such a tough season? That seems unlikely. So, for someone at the other end of Toronto’s roster, opportunity is probably on the way.

He will be re - evaluated in two weeks . Ibaka will also be out indefinitely to get further imaging done on the ankle, per The Athletic's Eric Koreen. With both set to miss some time, the Raptors will have only four of the eight players that comprised the bulk of their playoff rotation during last season's

Raptors' Lowry out 2 weeks ; Ibaka indefinitely . Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been diagnosed with a fracture of the distal phalanx of his left thumb and will be reevaluated in two weeks , the team announced Saturday.

Kyle Lowry in a red shirt© Sean Gardner / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been diagnosed with a fracture of the distal phalanx in his left thumb and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, the team announced on Saturday, and Serge Ibaka will be out indefinitely due to a sprained ankle.

It's the same thumb Lowry underwent offseason surgery on to repair torn ligaments.

The injury occurred in the first quarter of the Raptors' 122-104 road win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. The five-time All-Star was hurt while fighting for an offensive rebound with Pelicans big man Derrick Favors.

Lowry left the game briefly and returned to play just a couple of minutes later. However, the Raptors star departed for good midway through the second quarter.

Lowry, Siakam lead Raptors over Kings 124-120 to stay undefeated at home

  Lowry, Siakam lead Raptors over Kings 124-120 to stay undefeated at home Kyle Lowry had 24 points, Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors held off a late Sacramento surge to defeat the Kings 124-120 on Wednesday.Serge Ibaka had 21 points — 10 in the fourth quarter alone — for the Raptors (5-2), who remained perfect at home (4-0). OG Anunoby added 18 and Marc Gasol and Fred VanVleet chipped in with 12 points apiece.

Lowry says he has a small fracture in rhe tip of his left thumb, will be further evaluated in LA Saturday. Ibaka had eight points before leaving the game just before the half with a sprained right ankle joining Lowry who was ruled out at half after what was thought to be an injury to the thumbnail

Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz has now been announced as “ out indefinitely .” He will be re - evaluated in there weeks as he works to

"It felt weird from the rip," Lowry told reporters postgame, including ESPN's Andrew Lopez. "I kept playing through it and kept playing through it. Originally we thought it was something in the nail bed because the nail bed turned black and blue.

"We got some X-rays and we sent the X-rays off to the doctors and there was a small fracture in the thumb."

Lowry agreed to a one-year, $31-million contract extension prior to the 2019-20 campaign.

He was off to one of the best starts of his career, averaging 21.8 points and 6.5 assists while shooting 42.6% from downtown across eight appearances this season. The 33-year-old also ranks fifth in the Association at 36.1 minutes per game.

Ibaka, meanwhile, sprained his right ankle in the final minute of the second quarter on Friday. He left the arena in a walking boot and will undergo further testing in L.A.

Defending champion Raptors lose Lowry, Ibaka to injuries

  Defending champion Raptors lose Lowry, Ibaka to injuries NEW ORLEANS — The Toronto Raptors say starting point guard Kyle Lowry fractured his left thumb and sixth-man Serge Ibaka a severely sprained an ankle against the New Orleans Pelicans. Lowry said he was hurt in the first quarter Friday night when he tried to swipe the ball away from Pelicans centre Derrick Favours on an offensive rebound. Lowry went to the bench after the initial injury, but returned a couple minutes later. He even made two 3-pointers in the second quarter before subbing out midway through the period and retreating to the locker room."Originally, we thought it was something in the nail bed because the nail bed turned black and blue," Lowry said.

The Warriors announced that he is out indefinitely and would be re - evaluated in four weeks . Golden State said Durant could play again in the regular He proceeded to play the next two possessions before asking Warriors coach Steve Kerr to call timeout with 10:26 remaining in the quarter.

The recovery is usually two to six weeks , so the fact the Warriors said he will be out re - evaluated in four weeks makes a lot of sense.” Durant became just the third freshman in NCAA history to be named a consensus First-Team All-American. Ronald Martinez, Getty Images.

Ibaka was also enjoying a strong start to the season, posting 14 points and 6.5 boards in just 22.9 minutes per game off the bench.

Norman Powell, Chris Boucher, and Terence Davis are expected to take on expanded roles with both players out.

Toronto is second in the Eastern Conference with a 6-2 record entering the remainder of their four-game road trip.

Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka nearing return from injury .
After Toronto Raptors practice on Friday, head coach Nick Nurse provided an injury update on Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, indicating that both are nearing a return to action. The post Nov. 22: It’s All Better In Leafland appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Providing an update after practice on Friday, Raptors coach Nick Nurse said that the team is "shooting for" a Dec. 1 return for Lowry when the Raptors are scheduled to face the Utah Jazz at Scotiabank Arena.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!