BOSTON, MA - MARCH 06: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Houston Rockets drives past Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics on March 6, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics defeated the Houston Rockets 97-92 in overtime. 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 Elsa/Getty Images)
(SB Nation Houston, Kris Willis) If a five-game losing streak and falling out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference wasn't enough bad news for the Houston Rockets now comes the news that point guard Kyle Lowry will have an MRI that is reportedly on his ankle. Lowry was not very vague with his two tweets from his official Twitter feed.
Pain!!!— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) March 8, 2012
MRI— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) March 8, 2012
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Lowry played just 24 minutes in the Rockets 116-98 blow out loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. There was no mention of any injury to Lowry following the game but it appears that something is up. Houston can ill-afford to lose Lowry who is averaging 15.9 points, 7.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game this season.
UPDATE at 9:59 PM:
According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, the MRI was not on Lowry's ankle but rather his groin. Feigen reported that "no significant damage was found."