Damian Lillard leaves Blazers-Jazz Game after another aggravating injury

Portland trailblazers guard Damian Lillard again aggravated a calf injury in the third period of Portland’s game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. He checked out of the game with 4:28 remaining in the quarter and, according to Chris B. Haynes of Yahoo Sportswill not return.

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard aggravated that right calf again and will not return tonight against the Utah Jazz.

Lillard has missed five of Portland’s 15 games so far this season. He only played 29 games in the 2021–22 season due to surgery to correct an abdominal problem and the Blazers being ineligible for the playoffs.

Lillard has averaged 27.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists in Portland’s first ten games of the year. Playing 27 minutes against Utah, he shot 2-14 from the field, 1-12 from the three-point arc with 13 points. The Blazers trailed 16, 80-64, when he went off.

UPDATE

Sean Hoogkin checks in from the post-game presserwho relays that Lillard will miss upcoming road games, but doesn’t think the injury is as serious as his first calf injury.

Damian Lillard says this calf injury is not as bad as the first. Seemed to think he’d miss a few games on the road trip, but don’t expect it to last long. Had an MRI tonight but no results yet.

We will update this story as news becomes available.

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