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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kyle Lowry undergoes surgery to repair thumb injury

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry played through a significant amount of pain during his team’s championship run, and he ended up having to go under the knife because of the thumb injury.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Lowry underwent a procedure to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb this week. He is not expected to miss much action and is aiming to be cleared to train for the FIBA World Cup with USA Basketball later in the summer.

Kawhi Leonard got most of the headlines during the playoffs and deservedly so, but Lowry’s performance was underrated given the pain he was playing through. He was seen wincing at times and admitted the injury was difficult to manage, but he averaged 19.2 points in the Eastern Conference Finals and 16.2 in the NBA Finals. Lowry’s toughness was one of the main reasons the Raptors won their first title in franchise history.

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