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Trail Blazers G Damian Lillard was re-evaluated by trainers over the weekend and revealed only a mild knee sprain for the Bubble MVP. He’s expected to make a full recovery ahead of the start of the 2020-2021 season
There is no concern of any long term effects of the knee injury Lillard sustained in the first round of the NBA playoffs, and fantasy players should expect Lillard to be a top-12 pick in next season's draft.
NBA Bubble MVP Damian Lillard will leave the Orlando campus on Thursday and return to Portland for further evaluation on his injured right knee.
There is no timetable for Lillard’s return to the Orlando campus, and with the remainder of the NBA season also in jeopardy, there is still much to be determined in the wake of the NBA players' decision to boycott social injustice and police brutality.
Damian Lillard has been diagnosed with a right knee sprain and will miss Game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.
Lillard missing a pivotal Game 5 is a major blow to Portland‘s chances at extending their first-round series against the Lakers being down 3-1. In his absence, expect CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic to be the focal points of the Trail Blazers offense with Anfernee Simons getting more minutes off the bench.
Damian Lillard scored 11 points (3-9 FG, 1-2 3PT, 4-4 FT) and provided four assists, one rebound, one steal, and three turnovers across 27 minutes in a 135-115 loss to the Lakers on Monday night.
Lillard had a rough night all-around, struggling to generate offense and failing to hit on 6-of-9 field-goal attempts. The Lakers' defense forced the ball out of his hands, and the Trail Blazers couldn't keep up with the Lakers scoring barrage. What's worse, Lillard came up hobbled after injuring his right knee on a drive to the basket in the third quarter. He left the game, did not return, and, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, is undergoing an MRI on his right knee. Fingers crossed that Lillard is okay, as the Trail Blazers are facing an uphill battle heading into Game 5 on Wednesday. Expect Lillard to be considered questionable, depending on the severity of his injury.
Damian Lillard (knee) will not return to tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers after suffering an apparent knee injury.
Uh oh. Lillard left with 7:16 left in the third quarter after coming up hobbled on a drive to the rim. He was seen working out with the trainer but with the game out of reach, the Trail Blazers will exercise caution with their star point guard.