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VIDEO: Heat’s Kyle Lowry limps to locker room with ankle injury

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Miami Heat star  Kyle Lowry’s debut for the franchise gets off to a rocky start as the former NBA champion limps his way to the locker room in the second quarter.

The 35-year old rolled his ankle while driving to the hoop and accidentally stepped on Milwaukee Bucks forward Pat Connaughton’s right foot. Lowry immediately fell on the floor before ultimately limping his way to the Heat locker room to get some treatment prior to the half.

Here’s the play again (via Bally Sports):

It was a great sign that Lowry was able to hobble off the court on his own and didn’t need extra help. Also, it did help the Heat’s cause that they were up big in the opening half against the defending champions powered by a 40-point first quarter.

Thankfully, the team immediately got their point guard back as Lowry returned to the bench after getting a quick treatment (via Miami Heat).

After signing a three-year deal with the 2020 Eastern Conference Champs, the six-time NBA All-Star is looking to add some championship poise to this tough squad after spending almost a decade with the Toronto Raptors. Lowry, alongside long-time buddy Jimmy butler, will look to lead the Heat and give young guys like Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro some much-needed guidance as the Heat look to bounce back from a tough first-round exit against the Bucks last season.