Raptors’ Kyle Lowry a ‘possibility’ to return from injury vs. Heat


Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) talks with head coach Nick Nurse during first half NBA action against the Detroit Pistons in Toronto. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says point guard Kyle Lowry, who has been sidelined since Nov. 8 with a thumb injury, is a “possibility” to return to action Tuesday against the Miami Heat.

Lowry told reporters that the fracture in his thumb hasn’t fully healed and his return is day-to-day.

Lowry is also listed as doubtful on the NBA’s official injury report.

After sustaining the injury during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov. 8, Lowry was diagnosed with a fracture of the distal phalanx of his left thumb. The injury was not related to his previous thumb issue that required off-season surgery.

While Lowry has been out of the lineup, Toronto has posted a 9-2 record. In eight appearances with the Raptors this season, Lowry has averaged 21.8 points per game and 6.5 assists.

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