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Raptors' Kyle Lowry Underwent Offseason Thumb Surgery

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13:  Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates late in the game against the Golden State Warriors during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
2019 NBA Finals - Game Six | Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

NBA champion and five-time All-Star Kyle Lowry is on the mend as the offseason hits the dog days. He recently underwent surgery to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb.

Back in May, Lowry told Tracy McGrady on ESPN's "The Jump" that he couldn't feel his thumb after injuring it in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers. The veteran powered through it all, never really missing time and becoming an integral part of the Raptors capturing their first-ever NBA title.

With DeMar DeRozan and now Kawhi Leonard gone, the way is clear for Lowry to to form a dynamic duo with 2019 Most Improved Player Pascal Siakam next season, and perhaps beyond. Nobody's taking the Raptors to repeat as champions next season, but they can take a feel-good victory lap and stay competitive in the East.

Lowry put up a cool 14.2 points, 8.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds last season, good for his fifth career All-Star nod. This surgical procedure is not expected to be more than a "nagging injury" fix, and was also on his non-shooting hand to boot.

Lowry aims to be fully recovered in time USA Basketball training camp and the FIBA World Cup later this summer, so Raptors fans could relax -- their point guard should be on the floor come October to help defend that chip.