Kyle Lowry to undergo wrist surgery, targets return for playoffs

Originally breaking into the league as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, Lowry was selected in the first-round of the 2006 NBA Draft out Villanova.

Their come-from-behind win last week was done without the services of All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, led by DeMar DeRozan with mid-season pickups Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker also playing pivotal roles in the victory.

The Raptors posted the news on Twitter on Monday, saying he was scheduled for surgery Tuesday morning "to remove loose bodies from right wrist". It went on to say that swelling was persistent with pain and limited joint range. Cory Joseph is set replace Lowry in the starting lineup and has averaged 19.3 points and 5.3 assists when starting this season.

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Lowry is a free agent this summer with the potential to cash in big.

It was Toronto's final game before heading into the National Basketball Association all-star break.

While Wright did struggle against the Celtics, he rebounded nicely against the Blazers.

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The Raptors announced it this afternoon but did not give a specific date for his expected return, terming it simply that he will "aim to return for playoffs".

Lowry was named to the All-Star Game for the third time in his career. His absence will be felt by the Raptors going forward.

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