Raptors’ Kyle Lowry considered day-to-day with left ankle sprain

Alvin Williams spoke to Kyle Lowry to update the injury status and the Toronto Raptors guard said he's 'alright,' and will simply play through some pain against the Boston Celtics.

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is listed as “day-to-day” while he deals with a left-ankle sprain, head coach Nick Nurse announced.

Nurse added that Lowry did not practice with the team Tuesday.

The Raptors announced Lowry was suffering from the sprain Monday but didn’t give a timeline for his return to the court. The team opens its second-round series with the Boston Celtics on Thursday.

Lowry was injured during Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday after stopping suddenly while dribbling the ball up court in the first quarter. He initially tried to play through the pain but shortly after removed himself from the game and went straight to the locker room.

Sportsnet NBA analyst Alvin Williams spoke to Lowry on Monday and the all-star guard told him that he’ll be “alright.”

“We all know Kyle and how he gets down and, you know, his pedigree and that drive, his pain tolerance — all those things that makes him a champion and the player he is,” Williams said on Sportsnet Central.

“So, I’m 99.9 per cent sure he’ll be ready to play, as he expressed when I talked to him earlier today.”


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