January 1, 2019, 5:58 pmKyle LowryG, Toronto Raptors
Despite today's earlier reports about Kyle Lowry's pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory injections and no timetable for a return, Nick Nurse reiterated that Lowry should be back soon and that the injury is becoming a matter of pain management.
Lowry will get some shots up before tonight's game to see how his ailing back feels. The "no timetable" aspect of this afternoon's update was a little concerning, but Lowry is a tough customer and is going to do everything in his power to suit up as quickly as possible — especially with DeMar DeRozan's Spurs on deck for Thursday. If the return is truly up to how much pain Lowry can tolerate, we wouldn't expect him to be out too much longer.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter