Damian Lillard Out At Least 10 Days With Lingering Ab Issue

Portland Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard will be sidelined for at least 10-days with an MRI revealing lower abdominal tendinopathy.

Portland sits 11-11 on the season and young guard Anfernee Simons started in place of Damian Lillard Monday’s win over Detroit.

Official Trail Blazer Press Release:

PORTLAND, Ore. (December 1, 2021) – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms Portland guard Damian Lillard with lower abdominal tendinopathy, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

Lillard will continue his recovery protocol and be re-evaluated in 10 days.

Through 20 games (all starts) this season, Lillard is averaging 21.5 points (39.7% FG, 30.2% 3-PT, 91.1% FT), 4.0 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 35.7 minutes for the Trail Blazers.

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