Gary Payton II to miss start of regular season recovering from core muscle injury
Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Payton II poses for a portrait during the NBA basketball team's media day in Portland, Ore., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

The Trail Blazers announced Thursday that guard Gary Payton II will miss the start of the regular season as he continues to recover from a procedure to address a core muscle injury.

The team says Payton’s rehab is progressing well.  His return to play timeline will be re-evaluated in two weeks, per the team.

Portland opens the regular season next Wednesday night at Sacramento.

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