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Rodney Hood (achilles) was seen dunking the basketball in a video posted by the Portland Trailblazers on Twitter.
After suffering a torn achilles back in December, it looks like Hood has been progressing well in his rehab. Although he has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season and will not participate in the Orlando restart, all signs point to the six-year pro being ready for the start of the 2020-2021 season - assuming December 2020 remains the targeted start date.
According to the Jason Quick of the Athletic, Trailblazers G/F Rodney Hood said that "he will not return under any circumstance this season."
Hood recently posted a video on Instagram doing weight-bearing workouts on his surgically repaired left achilles after gaining access to the Trailblazers training facility this past week. The 27-year old is seemingly on track to return for the start of the 2020-2021 season - assuming the NBA continues to target the December 2020 timeframe to kick-off the season.
The Portland Trail Blazers shared an Instagram video of G/F Rodney Hood doing weight-bearing exercises five months after tearing his left achilles tendon on December 6th in a game versus the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite his progress, he will not be returning 'under any circumstance' this season.
Hood had surgery to repair a torn left achilles tendon on December 11, 2019. Hood provided an update on his rehab on April 15th and mentioned he was "moving along well and doing pool workouts." He stated that the next phase in his rehab would be doing weight-bearing exercises so it is great to see him reach that milestone in under a month's time (since his last update). He's since pfficially declared himself out for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season but his rehab is clearly heading in the right direction with this latest development.
Rodney Hood (Achilles) sheds walking boot and is performing one-on-one drills with Portland's trainers. "I've been making a lot of progress even with everything going on," said Hood.
Hood underwent surgery to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon in early December. He expects to be ready for the 2020-2021 campaign. Hood has not decided if he is picking up his player option with the Trail Blazers. "But I fully expect to be in a Portland Trail Blazers uniform next season," Hood said. The 27-year old averaged 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.7 triples across 29 games this season. The NBA season is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rodney Hood will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his Achilles in Friday’s matchup with the Lakers.
Hood landed awkwardly in the first quarter of Friday’s game and was quickly diagnosed with a torn Achilles. He started all 20 games he played for Portland this season, averaging 11.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest. In the wake of the season-ending injury, Kent Bazemore will likely step into a starting role at small forward, and he needs to be added across all fantasy formats.