Kyle Lowry Injury: Updates on Raptors Star's Wrist and Return

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent III

Jan 26, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN;  Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles past Washington Wizards guard Garrett Temple (17) in the second half at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors won 106-89. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry left Tuesday's 106-89 win over the Washington Wizards with a wrist injury. However, he's ready to return.

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Lowry Active vs. Knicks

Thursday, Jan. 28

The Raptors' media relations team reported Lowry will play against the New York Knicks on Thursday.

Latest on Lowry's Practice Status

Wednesday, Jan. 27

The Raptors' media relations team reported Lowry did not participate in Wednesday's session.

X-Rays on Lowry's Left Wrist Negative

Wednesday, Jan. 27

According to TSN's Josh Lewenberg, the team is calling Lowry's injury a sprain. Lewenberg added that the All-Star point guard told reporters he's "fine" after his wrist appeared to get hurt fighting for position on defense.

Lowry Vital to Raptors' Playoff Hopes

Lowry dealt with back spasms toward the end of the 2014-15 NBA campaign and suffered a left shin contusion in Toronto's loss to Washington in Game 2 of its opening-round playoff series thereafter.

He is a hard-nosed defender and creates plenty of offense for himself and his teammates, averaging 20.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.2 steals per contest this season.

Reserve point guard Cory Joseph arrived this offseason from San Antonio. The Toronto native can provide some offense, but Joseph is most known for his tenacious on-ball defense, which is the end of the floor the Raptors need to focus on as they seek to ascend higher in the East.

With rookie Delon Wright as the only other guard behind Lowry on the depth chart, Toronto will be happy to see its star back on the floor.