No timetable for Kyle Lowry’s return to Raptors

Nick Nurse talks with the media about Kyle Lowry’s lingering injury.

There is no timetable for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry‘s return to action, the team announced Tuesday.

Lowry received pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory injections for his lower-back soreness in New York on Dec. 29. The team says his condition “continues to improve.”

The 32-year-old has missed seven of Toronto’s last eight games dealing with the back issue as well as a hip injury. The Raptors are 4-3 without him over that span.

Raptors head coach Nick Nurse expressed optimism after Monday’s practice that his starting point guard would be back on the court soon.

“I think things are progressing really well,” Nurse said. “Shouldn’t be too long.”

In other injury news, centre Jonas Valanciunas had the stitches removed from his left hand on Dec. 29 and he has begun rehabilitation for his dislocated thumb.

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