Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry has injured tendon in left ring finger

Apr 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (3) dribbles the ball against Chicago Bulls shooting guard Kirk Hinrich (12) during the first half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry isn’t exactly known for being the best shooter. He likely won’t be improving much with a splint on his left ring finger, which he’ll need to wear about six weeks after suffering tendon damage.

Lowry update: Injured left ring finger tendon. It will be protected w/ a splint for approx. 6 wks. Able to practice & play in games.

As the Toronto Raptors’ Twitter account points out, it’s not an injury that will sideline Lowry as he’ll be able to both practice and play in games. In fact, it’s an injury that a handful of players like Kobe Bryant have suffered through with the key word being suffered.

Bryant remarked about how painful it was to play through the injury, so while Lowry will be on the court, his results might be sub-par.

If Lowry has his minutes reduced due to poor play or simply because of pain tolerance, both Dwight Buycks and D.J. Augustin stand to see an increase in minutes.

Topics: Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

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