Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry underwent surgery to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday.
Per Woj, the hope is that Lowry will be healthy enough to participate in USA Basketball training camp, and the FIBA World Cup, later this summer.
Clearly, this isn’t a major procedure.
Lowry dealt with this injury throughout the postseason, gutting through the pain to help the Raptors win the NBA title. His ability to handle the ball and shoot from outside was significantly affected by the thumb injury, so it’s not surprising he needed to go under the knife to repair it.
Even with the injury, Lowry was a key contributor for Toronto in the NBA Finals against Golden State. He averaged 16.2 points, 7.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game in the NBA Finals.