Damian Lillard Injury: Trail Blazers Star Sprains Ankle in Loss to Spurs

December 24th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard suffered a sprained left ankle in the fourth quarter of his team's 110-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Dec. 23.

The Oregonian's Joe Freeman reported Lillard was walking with a "noticeable limp" in the locker room and planned to get X-rays on the ankle before leaving the arena.

"I rolled it good," he told reporters.

The Blazers announced the point guard won't play in Monday night's game against the Toronto Raptors, and it's unclear when he'll return to the court. 

Lillard, who's steadily improved across five seasons in the NBA, took on a more prominent role last year following LaMarcus Aldridge's departure. He averaged 25.1 points and 6.8 assists per game to lead Portland to the postseason. Now, the 13-19 Blazers need him to take another step toward superstardom.

The 26-year-old missed seven games last season while recovering from plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He played in all 82 regular-season games in each of his first three years.

It's also worth noting Lillard rolled his left ankle twice earlier this sea ...

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