What Chauncey Billups announced as a day break for Damian Lillard has turned out to be something more serious. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Blazers point guard will be away from the courts for at least 10 days due to lower abdominal tendinopathy.
The Oregon franchise has confirmed such a diagnosis, which they have reached by performing an MRI on their star player. According to the official statement, it will be just within 10 days when his condition is evaluated again; In other words, it may be that your absence lasts longer than expected.
Problems in the abdomen are not new to Lillard. Already at the Tokyo Olympic Games, he reported the discomfort and pain he felt in that area, something that has accompanied him throughout the beginning of this course. The team’s last game, which ended with a victory against the Detroit Pistons, was not played for this reason.
After a poor start to the season, Lillard has been balancing his game in recent games until he averaged 21.5 points, 7.8 assists and 4 rebounds in 35.7 minutes per night. These are the figures that Portland will have to cover, a team that is currently ninth in the Western Conference with 11-11 and will also have to face the loss of Nassir Little in the next games (Spurs, Celtics, Clippers and Warriors) .
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