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Report: Damian Lillard planning surgery for lingering abdominal issue that could be season-ending

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Per Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Damian Lillard is considering surgery for his lingering abdominal issue.

Windhorst notes the surgery is not expected to be season-ending but an official timeline to return is still to be determined.

Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes followed up, saying Lillard will undergo surgery on Thursday and will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks.

Lillard has played in 29 of the Trail Blazers 40 games this season.  He is averaging 24 points, 4.1 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 0.6 steals a game.

The Blazers (16-24) currently sit tenth in the Western Conference standings.

Portland visits the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.



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