Blazers’ Lillard Out Next 3 Games With Abdominal Injury
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland guard Damian Lillard will miss the next three games because of a lower abdominal tendinopathy.
The Trail Blazers say Lillard will undergo further evaluation and consultation concerning the injury, which has bothered him since the Tokyo Olympics.
Lillard was expected to miss Wednesday night’s game against visiting Miami, as well as home games Friday against Cleveland and Sunday against Sacramento.
The former Weber State star is averaging 24 points, 4.1 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game, while shooting 40% from the field and 32% from the three-point line. Portland is currently sitting in 12th place in the Western Conference standings with a 14-22 record.
Damian Lillard injury update: https://t.co/TQmgU3RaXT
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