Report: Damian Lillard Played Through Injury During USA Basketball’s Olympic Run
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Weber State and current NBA star Damian Lillard played through an injury during USA Basketball’s run through the Tokyo Olympics, according to Shams Charania of The Athletics.
Lillard and Team USA defeated France to win the gold medal of the Summer Games on Friday, August 6.
Shortly after the United States’ victory, the basketball insider reported that Lillard played through and abdominal injury though the Olympics.
“Sources: Damian Lillard played through an abdomen injury during Team USA’s Tokyo Olympics run, which will require further testing upon return to the States. Lillard wanted to continue playing to help USA capture the gold medal,” Charania tweeted.
Damian Lillard played through an abdomen injury during the Olympics, sources tell @ShamsCharania.
He will need further testing on the injury upon return to the United States. pic.twitter.com/SiQykeWC1i
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) August 7, 2021
Lillard recorded 11 points, one rebound, three assists, and one steal during the USA’s win over France in the Gold Medal Game.