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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry did not participate in practice due to left ankle sprain

On Tuesday, The New York Times' Marc Stein reported that Kyle Lowry did not participate in practice and is considered "day-to-day".

This comes a day after the Toronto Raptors announced that All-Star guard Kyle Lowry has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain.

Lowry went down late in the first quarter of Sunday's Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets and, after exiting the floor to be evaluated, was ruled out for the remainder of the game. He underwent an MRI on the NBA campus in Orlando, which is how the injury was confirmed.

Despite Lowry's absence in Game 4, the Raptors would go on to earn a 150-122 win over the Nets, making it the first time the franchise has swept a postseason series. Toronto is now set to face the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, which begin on Thursday, Aug. 27.

In an official release, the Raptors announced that Lowry's "condition will be updated as appropriate," meaning his status for the second round is unknown at the time.

Following Toronto's Game 4 win, 2020 Coach of the Year Nick Nurse told reporters "I would imagine it would have to be a hell of an injury to keep him off the floor... I mean he played I don't know how many playoff games last year with a totally messed up thumb.

"It's gonna take something pretty serious to keep him out. You know how tough he is"

Check back for updates on Lowry's injury as well as his status for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Raptors and Celtics open the second round on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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