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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry suffers 'small fracture' in left thumb vs. New Orleans Pelicans

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Kyle Lowry [NBA Getty Images]

Kyle Lowry joined Serge Ibaka (ankle) as out for the rest of the game versus the New Orleans Pelicans with an injury to his left thumb.

Lowry suffered the injury to his left thumb toward the end of the first quarter but continued to play out the rest of the first half. The Raptors five-time All-Star guard played a big role in the Raptors 45-point second quarter to build a huge halftime lead, leaving the game with six points, five assists, two rebounds and a steal while going plus-15 in 16 minutes of play.

After the Raptors win, head coach Nick Nurse announced that Lowry has suffered a "small fracture" in his left thumb, according to The Athletic's Eric Koreen.

His timetable to return has not been announced, but it was reported that he will be further evaluated in Los Angeles on Saturday.

It's worth noting that this is the same thumb that caused Lowry to miss time last season, leading to surgery this offseason which forced Lowry to miss the 2019 FIBA World Cup with Team USA, as well as all of training camp and the preseason with the Raptors. Though the small fracture in the tip of his left thumb is a completely unrelated injury, it is something to monitor.

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