Trail Blazers Forward Nassir Little was injured in Monday’s contest with the Minnesota Timberwolves and today the Blazers put out a press release confirming he has a left shoulder labral tear.
The Trail Blazers Release:
PORTLAND, Ore. (January 27, 2022) – An MRI taken January 26 revealed Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little with a left shoulder labral tear, the team announced today.
The injury occurred with 8:11 remaining in the fourth quarter of Portland’s game against Minnesota on January 25.
An update on his status will be provided as available.
In 42 games this season (23 starts), Little is averaging career highs of 9.8 points (46.0% FG, 33.1% 3-PT, 73.4% FT), 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.86 blocks and 25.9 minutes.
Significant injuries continue to pummel the Blazers: The left shoulder labral tear for forward Nassir Little is likely to sideline him for the rest of the season, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 27, 2022
Little has been one of the few bright-spots for a struggling Blazers side and his injury dampens hopes of making the playoffs.