MRI Confirms Groin Pressure For Damian Lillard
An MRI has confirmed a groin pressure for Portland Path Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports activities stories. The anticipated restoration interval is one-to-two weeks.
Earlier at this time it was revealed that Lillard would bypass the All-Star Recreation because of the damage and that Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker would symbolize the West in his place.
The damage comes at an inconvenient time for Lillard as he’s been an particularly dominant pressure within the New Yr. In 22 video games because the calendar flipped, the 29-year-old has averaged 32.9 factors and eight.5 assists per recreation.
One lucky facet to the timing of all of it is that the All-Star break represents a interval of six days with none video games that really rely towards the standings.
Provided that Portland sits within the No. 9 seed heading into the weekend, that Lillard will get a chance to relaxation with out lacking as many common season video games as he in any other case would could possibly be thought of a silver lining.
Whereas Lillard received’t get the chance to take the courtroom within the precise Sunday evening All-Star Recreation, it’s been confirmed (additionally by Haynes) that he’ll nonetheless carry out as a musical visitor through the occasion.