NBA Champion Kyle Lowry underwent surgery to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN. Lowry hopes to recover from surgery before the USA Basketball training camp starts in August and represent his country in the FIBA World Cup in September.
Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry had a procedure to repair tendon injury in his left thumb, league source tells ESPN. Lowry hopes to be ready for USA Basketball training camp and FIBA World Cup later in summer.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 18, 2019
Before the NBA Finals started, Lowry sat down with Rachel Nichols and Tracy McGrady in ESPN’s show “The Jump” and they talked about his thumb injury and how it affected his game in the final series of the playoffs.
“It’s about passing…. It’s just the flicking of the passing and kind of the ball movement, the handling of the ball. During the game, honestly, I can’t feel my thumb.”
Lowry injured his thumb in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers but played through it. Despite the injury, Lowry and the Toronto Raptors became the new NBA champions with Lowry playing a big role for them averaging 16.2 points, 7.2 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in 38 minutes per game.