Al-Farouq Aminu Injury: Updates on Trail Blazers Forward’s Calf and Return

November 8th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu suffered a calf strain Tuesday in his team's game against the Phoenix Suns.

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Aminu Removed Early with Strain Tuesday, Nov. 8 Mike Richman of the Oregonian first reported Aminu suffered an injury that forced him off the court. Casey Holdahl of the team's official site reported the issue was a calf strain, and the forward was doubtful to return.

Aminu only played four minutes, scoring two points before coming out.

It would be a difficult setback for the Trail Blazers if Aminu misses significant time because he helped fill the void left on the wing in 2015-16 after the team traded Nicolas Batum to the Charlotte Hornets.

Aminu averaged only 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest in 74 games for the Dallas Mavericks in 2014-15, but he assumed a larger role in Portland, posting 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last year. He entered Tuesday averaging 7.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in 2016-17.

He helps the Portland offense stretch opposing defenses because of his ability to shoot from three-point range, but ...

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