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Kyle Lowry injury update: Toronto Raptors guard ruled out vs. Oklahoma City Thunder with right foot infection

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will not be available on Wednesday when the team takes on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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According to the NBA's official injury report released at 1:30 p.m., Lowry has been ruled out with a right foot infection. Wednesday will mark the second game that Lowry has missed this week after the same issue held him out of the team's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.

Lowry was back in action on Monday, where he finished with 10 points (on 3-for-8 shooting) and two assists in a loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Though Lowry was listed as being out with "foot soreness" on Sunday, head coach Nick Nurse told reporters that the issue was directly related to a toe infection from earlier in the season, per TSN's Josh Lewenberg. Two months ago, Lowry missed games against the Miami Heat on Jan. 22 and the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 24 due to the aforementioned toe infection.

On Sunday, there was not a one-for-one replacement for Lowry in the starting lineup as the team instead opted to re-insert Aron Baynes in the starting unit for matchup purposes, rolling with a backcourt of Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent and allowing OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam to round out the frontcourt.

While Nurse is typically mum on his lineup changes ahead of games, the Thunder feature a 7-foot-2 big man in Moses Brown as their starting centre, which could mean that Baynes is again relied upon to muddle things up on the interior.

Lowry, 35, is averaging 17.0 points, 7.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds through 39 games this season. Wednesday will be the ninth game that Lowry has missed in the 2020-21 season; Toronto won the first six games in his absence before dropping the last two, including Sunday's decision to Portland.

The Raptors visit the Thunder on Wednesday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET on TSN. The team will then return to Tampa to host two dynamic point guards as Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors come to town on Friday, April 2 and Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards pay the Raptors a visit on Monday, April 5.

Stick with NBA.com for more updates surrounding Lowry's availability for the upcoming games.

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