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Damian Lillard injury update: MRI reveals new calf strain, star point guard to miss brief period, per report

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Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard only just returned to the floor after a four-game absence caused by a calf strain, but in Saturday’s loss to the Utah Jazz, he seemingly re-aggravated the injury and left the game in the second half. On Sunday, Lillard had an MRI, and according to Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes, that MRI revealed a right calf strain in a different area. He is now expected to miss a brief period of time for Portland, and according to Haynes, he and the team “will be extremely cautious with the injury” and “he will take the necessary time needed to recover.”

Lillard missed most of last season due to an abdominal injury but has largely played well this season in his return. Prior to Saturday’s ugly 2-of-14 shooting performance, Lillard was averaging 27.6 points and seven assists per game for the surprisingly successful Blazers. At 10-6, the Blazers sit in third place in the Western Conference after missing the playoffs a season ago.

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With Lillard out, the Blazers will now have to more heavily lean on fourth-year guard Anfernee Simons and offseason trade acquisition Jerami…


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Publish date : 2022-11-20 18:10:51

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