Raptors' Lowry (thumb), Ibaka (ankle) out indefinitely
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 10, 2019 07:46 AM
FILE - Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) leaves the court with the help of guard Fred VanVleet (23) and guard Norman Powell (24) as New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) and center Jaxson Hayes (10) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
TORONTO (AP) — Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry and center Serge Ibaka will be out indefinitely after injuries against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Lowry fractured his left thumb during the first quarter of Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) 122-104 victory. The team said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Ibaka sprained his right ankle and will undergo additional imaging in Los Angeles, where Toronto plays the Lakers on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) and the Clippers and former teammate Kawhi Leonard on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time).
Lowry is averaging 21.8 points and 6.5 assists. Ibaka is averaging 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds.
Lowry went to the bench after he was hurt but returned a few minutes later. He made two 3-pointers in the second quarter before subbing out midway through the period and retreating to the locker room.
He said after the game the injury is unrelated to the surgery he had in July to repair ligaments in the same thumb.
Ibaka was in a walking boot after the game. He was injured when he contested a layup by Brandon Ingram with about a minute remaining in the second quarter. Ibaka lay on the floor, writhing in pain as play continued, before a Toronto foul allowed two teammates to help him limp off the floor.