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TORONTO - The Raptors organization and its fans can breathe a sigh of relief after receiving positive news regarding the status of injured point guard Kyle Lowry.Cheap Authentic NFL Jersey . Lowry will wear a splint on his non-shooting hand to protect an injured left ring finger tendon for approximately six weeks, however, he is still expected to participate in practices and play in games once the regular season begins next week, the team announced Thursday evening. The starting point guard sustained the injury during Wednesdays victory over Memphis when his finger popped out while reaching for a loose ball late in the third quarter. Attending a follow-up examination, Lowry was absent from practice Thursday morning and did not accompany the team to Milwaukee. He will miss Torontos final exhibition game against the Bucks on Friday but should be ready to go when the Raptors host Boston in the season opener on Oct. 30. The Raptors catch a lucky break as long as Lowry is active and in the lineup, even if hes playing at less than 100 per cent. Given the uncertainty off the bench at that position - neither D.J. Augustin nor rookie Dwight Buycks has stood out in the preseason - Lowry is expected to get the bulk of the playing time at the point this season. Coach Dwane Casey has hinted at a possible platoon with the back-up point guard role, depending on match-ups and who has the hot hand, alternating between Augustin and Buycks heading into the season. With Lowry sidelined for Fridays preseason finale, Casey should get a good look at his reserves. Julyan Stone, who is still battling for the final roster spot but has been used to spell Lowry at the point during camp, is also nursing an injury after taking a knee to his surgically repaired right hip on Wednesday. He was a non-participant in Thursdays practice and is consider day-to-day. Centre Jonas Valanciunas was limited in practice, able to participate in non-contact drills after taking an elbow to the face a couple minutes after Lowrys injury. Valanciunas needed three stitches to patch up a laceration to his chin and was still sore on Thursday but insisted he was feeling better and will also be good to go next week when the games count. "I feel not bad," he said. "[I] still need a couple days but Im feeling good so Im going to be ready for the first [regular] season game." Tyler Hansbrough, who tweaked his right thumb Wednesday, was a full-participant in practice. Raptors exercise team options on Valanciunas and Ross The Raptors also announced they have picked up third-year options on the rookie contracts of sophomores Valanciunas and Terrence Ross. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. The team had until Oct. 31 to exercise its option on both players. Valanciunas, 21, was named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 8.9 points and 6.0 rebounds in his first season with the Raptors. Ross, 22, averaged 6.4 points and 2.0 rebounds as a rookie last season, winning the 2013 Slam Dunk competition at All-Star weekend. Both of their contracts are now guaranteed through the 2014-15 season. Cheap Jeseys NFL .com) - Jonathan Holmes scored 17 of his 19 points in a lopsided second half as No. Jerseys From China . Coach Rick Adelman was playing him only as a matter of last resort despite a glaring need for help off the bench, and Williams was growing increasingly frustrated with the sporadic minutes. STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Swedish Alpine skiing star Anja Paerson says she will retire after the final World Cup races of the season this week, ending a career in which she won one gold among six Olympic medals. Injuries, especially to her left knee, have prevented her from competing at her highest level recently, Paerson said in a statement posted on the Swedish ski federations website Monday. The 30-year-old Paerson won 19 medals at major championships, has won 42 World Cup races since her debut in 1998 and clinched two overall titles, in 2004 and 2005. Having won bronze in the slalom at the 2002 Salt Lake Games, she returned four years later to capture gold in the same event in Turin. All up at three Olympics, she won four bronzes and a silver to go with her gold. The races in Schladming, Austria, this week will be her last. "My career has been fantastic and Ive achieved more than I could ever dream of," Paerson said. "The last years, with all the spectacular crashes and protracted injury problems, have reduced my chances to perform at the top level. "I have always been a fighter and this is a tough decision, but after some time of thoughts and many discussions with myself I feel Im ready for new challenges in my life. Pirates #27 Jung-ho Kang White New Cool Base Stitched MLB Jersey. ." Paerson was the first skier in history to win World Championship gold medals in all five disciplines. She said the highlights of her career included her three gold medals at the 2007 worlds in Are, Sweden, and her bronze medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She opened those games in Whistler with a horrendous crash in the downhill -- sliding across the finish line headfirst -- then came back 24 hours later to win bronze in super-combined. "I just couldnt let the hill in Whistler defeat me," Paerson said. "In addition, Ill always remember the great duels between me and Janica Kostelic, and other fantastic skiers." Paerson said she would serve on the Athletes Commission of the international ski federation for another year. 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