LOCALS IN THE NBA

Blazers’ Lillard Out Next 3 Games With Abdominal Injury

Jan 5, 2022, 4:23 PM
Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers - Denver Nuggets - Game 5...
Damian Lillard (0) of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts to teammate Jusuf Nurkic (27) fouling out against the Denver Nuggets during a fourth quarter that would close at 121-121 to force overtime at Ball Arena on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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.

 

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