Toronto Raptors lose Kyle Lowry for 1-2 weeksAlan Anderson, Landry Fields also out with injury
By RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency
|Kyle Lowry, of the Toronto Raptors, gets excited vs the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on November 4, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP
The Raptors got some bad news on the injury front on Thursday morning, but it could have been a lot worse.
Star point guard Kyle Lowry has a bruised cuboid bone in his right foot and will be treated symptomatically, with a return pegged in the next 1-2 weeks.
That’s a lot better than the alternative – a long-term injury that looked probable when Lowry was carried off the court screaming in pain on Nov. 6 in Oklahoma City.
Lowry will miss games against Boston, Orlando, Philadelphia and Charlotte, with his earliest return date coming next Friday at Detroit.
Swingman Alan Anderson also appeared to suffer a serious injury when he pulled up lame after an awkward-looking drive on Nov. 10 against Philadelphia, but will return in 3-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot.
Starting small forward Landry Fields likely will be out the longest, but even his diagnosis brought some relief. Fields had ulnar nerve transposition surgery Wednesday in New York City to address compression/entrapment in his right elbow.
Fields will be reassessed in two weeks, and could be out for a while.
Still, the team was relieved that there was a medical explanation for the pricey free agent signing’s troubling play early on. Fields was averaging just 2.4 points and 3.2 rebounds and shooting 20.8% from the field, including 0-for-6 from three in his five starts.
Fields said he knew he wasn’t as bad as he had looked, so also took comfort in finding out that he was injured.
The Raptors will take on the Celtics in Boston on Saturday.
Rajon Rondo (sprained ankle) is questionable for the Celtics.