Festus Ezeli Injury: Updates on Trail Blazers Center’s Knee and Return

October 15th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Portland Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli has been dealing with a knee injury since the offseason, but he is getting closer to a return.

Continue for updates.

Ezeli Working His Way Back from Knee Injury Saturday, Oct. 15 According to Ananth Pandian of CBS Sports, Ezeli has had knee pain since the summer and was "injected with a bone marrow aspirate concentrate" in August.

Jason Quick of CSN Northwest provided the latest update as the regular season approaches:

Ezeli hasn't appeared in a preseason game, but seeing any action is encouraging with the regular-season opener Oct. 25.

The fourth-year center is set to begin his first season with the Trail Blazers after winning the 2014-15 NBA title and back-to-back Western Conference championships with the Golden State Warriors. He came to Portland via free agency this offseason, signing a two-year, $16 million deal, and was expected to bolster the frontcourt along with Mason Plumlee and Meyers Leonard.

But Ezeli has missed games at an alarming rate throughout his short career. Over his last three seasons on the floor, he ...

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