NS Portland Trail Blazers announced today that MRI confirmed Damian Lillard lower abdominal tendon disease. The organization said the six-time All-Star will continue his rehab process until he is reevaluated in 10 days.
The team says Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard will be absent for at least 10 days with lower abdominal tendon disease.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 1, 2021
Lillard’s abdominal wound has been linger and turn off for weeks, missing the November 14 game against the Denver Nuggets and Tuesday’s contest against the Blazers’ 110-92 win over the Detroit Pistons. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports back in honorable which Lillard played during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics with an abdominal injury. It has since hampered his production at the start of his 10th season with the Blazers.
Across 20 appearances this season, Lillard is averaging 21.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 7.8 assists in 35.7 minutes per game with 39.7 percent from the field and 30.2 parts. hundred from three point territory.
In his absence, the Blazers will move on to their 2018 first-round pick Anfernee Simons and Dennis Smith Jr. Simons is averaging a career-high 12.5 points and 2.2 assists over 46.5 per cent on the field and 38.8 per cent from three out of 23.6 minutes per game.
The Blazers’ next test without their star defender will be against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.
https://www.slamonline.com/nba/mri-confirms-abdominal-tendinopathy-with-damian-lillard-will-miss-at-least-10-days/ Damian Lillard will be absent for at least 10 days to recover from an abdominal injury