Scary Looking Injury For Kyle Lowry (Including Update)

Kyle Lowry has done exactly what was expected of him when the Miami Heat signed him to a huge $90M contract this season: His toughness and leadership has lifted them to the top of the heap in the Eastern Conference. 

Unfortunately, Lowry went down in a heap during an awkward collision with his own teammate Duncan Robinson Thursday night, twisting his ankle in the process.

Lowry got up and hopped one-footed all the way off the floor and into the Heat locker room to get it tended to. He was unable to put any weight on the ankle, and didn't return. The Heat went on to an embarrassing 17-point loss to the Boston Celtics.

Lowry's injury has now been diagnosed as a sprained left ankle, and he is listed as questionable for the Heat's game on Saturday vs. the Utah Jazz.

It's notable that Lowry also suffered a sprain in the same ankle in the bubble with the Toronto Raptors in 2020, and again missed time last season, in February of 2021 with that same left ankle. The Heat medical staff have no doubt been made aware, and will take the necessary precautions to ensure this isn't a lingering problem for Lowry. 

However, as Raptors fans are well aware, it'll take a herculean effort by medical staff to keep him off the court if he himself thinks he can play. 

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