It has been determined that Kyle Lowry has the tendon in his left ring finger. He will be able to play and practice with a splint on the injured finger. He will be wearing this splint for a period of six weeks on his none shooting hand. Lowry was checked out this afternoon in Toronto and did not make the trip with team for the final pre-season game in Milwaukee.
Jonas Valancuinas was back at practice today with the three stitches in his chin. He was feeling much better and is expected to be fine. He also as a formality had his option on his rookie contract picked up as did fellow rookie Terrence Ross. No surprise in either having their rookie contracts options picked up. It is more shocking story around the league when a player doesn’t have one picked up.
Raptors will try to stay healthy as they close out pre-season against the Bucks on Friday. Tyler Hansbrough and Julyan Stone also came out of Wednesday with some minor bumps and bruises. One thing that even the most optimistic Raptors would have to admit is this team can not afford injures.