BREAKING: Kyle Lowry To Undergo Wrist Surgery. Expected To Return At The Playoffs

Well this sucks. According to the Raptors Media Relations' Twitter Page - 

Sooo yeah. This definitely puts the whole "Raptors getting the 2nd spot in the Eastern Conference back" thing a bit harder to accomplish. I don't have to explain how much of a huge blow this is to the Raptors. Lowry was the Raptors' leader in minutes played (as well as in the NBA, might I add). His scoring potential and established role for the Raptors is hard to replace. However, with the recent acquisitions of Ibaka and Tucker, as well as Cory Joseph stepping up in a big way since Lowry's absence (small sample size, I know), it shouldn't be viewed as if the Raptors are doomed. 

However, this will make the back-to-back games against Washington more of a problem, as Raptors fans were anticipating a Lowry return after tests showed no structural damage and a reduction in swelling. If players like Joseph, Delon Wright, Fred VanVleet, and Norman Powell (#NormToTheFuture) can step up at the guard position, the Raptors should be alright.

If there is a silver lining, Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted the following - 

 If this should happen, it gives him an opportunity to play a handful of the remaining regular season games. 

Fingers crossed.