By STEVEN VAUGHAN, 750 THE GAME
Insert joke here with the Trail Blazers and injuries.
Third overall pick, Scoot Henderson, left the Trail Blazers first Summer League game with a shoulder injury.
6:33 p.m. Update: Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report says Henderson will undergo an MRI to address the injury, but there is optimism there is no dislocation in his right shoulder.
Portland Trail Blazers No. 3 pick Scoot Henderson will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder after sustaining the injury today against the Houston Rockets, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport. There’s optimism it’s not a dislocation.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 8, 2023
We don’t have any word on how serious the injury is, but all of Rip City is hoping it’s not.
Sean Highkin of Rose Garden Report added some encouraging context on Henderson leaving the arena.
Scoot walked out of the building with no wrap on his shoulder. Official update likely tomorrow at practice.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) July 8, 2023
In the parts of the game that Scoot Henderson played in, he was great. We saw the explosiveness that we expected and the finishing ability. Henderson also finished the game with six assists and five rebounds showing off the versatility.
He finished with 15 points in 21 minutes played, shooting 5-for-13 from the floor including 1-for-3 on three-point attempts and a perfect 4-4 from the foul line.
Henderson wasn’t the only Blazer to get hurt. Third year guard, Keon Johnson, left the game early on in only one minute of action with a finger injury.
The Blazers fell to the Rockets 100-99 on a wild buzzer-beating three-pointer by Jabari Smith, Jr.
Trail Blazers next game will be Sunday night against the San Antonio Spurs and Victor Wembanyama.