Kyle Lowry Injury: Updates on Raptors Guard's Knee and Return

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIFebruary 3, 2014

Jan 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Raptors won 100-90. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 4

According to TSN's Josh Lewenberg, Lowry expects to return to action tomorrow after taking part in practice today:

Original Text

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry exited the game against the Utah Jazz with a right knee injury and will not return.

According to the team's media relations Twitter account, Lowry suffered a right knee sprain and was out for the remainder of the contest.

Before exiting the game, Lowry played 25 minutes, recording two points, four rebounds and three assists while shooting just 1-of-8 from the floor, including 0-of-5 from behind the arc.

If Lowry misses extended time, it will be a major loss for the Raptors. He's been having a career year across the board, recording 16.8 points, 7.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game with a field-goal percentage of 43.5 percent and a three-point percentage of 40.1 percent.

With a PER of 20.27, Lowry ranked 27th overall and sixth among point guards in player efficiency, with many believing he was deserving of an All-Star nod over either Brooklyn's Joe Johnson or Toronto's own DeMar DeRozan. However, he was not selected, leaving many fans to believe he was a major snub.

At 25-22, the Raptors hold a 3.5-game lead over the Brooklyn Nets in the Atlantic Division, but if Lowry is forced to miss significant time, that division lead could be in jeopardy.