Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard to undergo abdominal surgery | Inquirer Sports

Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard to undergo abdominal surgery

/ 08:17 PM January 13, 2022
Damian Lillard

FILE – Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP

Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard will undergo abdominal surgery on Thursday and be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.

The six-time All-Star has been experiencing issues with his abdomen the entire season. He has missed the past five games and 11 overall.

ADVERTISEMENT

Reports indicate Lillard’s timeline for a return will be determined after discussions with doctors and specialists following the procedure. At this point, Lillard is expected to return later this season.

Lillard reportedly aggravated the injury during the Tokyo Olympics while playing for Team USA this summer.

FEATURED STORIES

Portland is 4-7 in the games Lillard has missed this season.

The injury affected Lillard’s shooting early this season and he never fully recovered. The 10-year veteran is shooting career lows from the field (40.2 percent) and 3-point range (32.4)

Lillard, 31, is averaging 24 points and 7.3 assists in 29 games.

Portland also has been without shooting guard CJ McCollum (lung). He will miss his 17th straight game when the Trail Blazers (16-24) open a six-game road trip against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.

Field Level Media

RELATED STORIES

Damian Lillard off-limits in Ben Simmons trade talks

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.