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Blazers G Damian Lillard (Bruised Left Foot) Missed Practice, Will Sit Out Wednesday Game Vs. Nuggets

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Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard did not practice on Tuesday and will sit out Wednesday night's preseason game against the Denver Nuggets with a bruised left foot.

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Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard did not practice on Tuesday and will sit out Wednesday night's preseason home opener against the Denver Nuggets with a bruised left foot suffered during a Monday night loss to the Sacramento Kings.

Candace Buckner of The Columbian reports...

Lillard: "It's nothing serious."

Lillard saying going after loose ball in first quarter, got kicked.

Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reports...

Lillard says if it was a real game, he would play tomorrow.

Nolan Smith will start in place of Damian Lillard tomorrow vs Nuggets.

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports...

Lillard said he suffered the bruised left foot in the first quarter vs Sac, but played through it. Pain became more great this morning.

Jason Swygard of 1080 AM The Fan reports...

Lillard will not play tomorrow with a bruised left foot, day to day. Lillard said he plans to practice Thursday.

Blazers reserve guard Ronnie Price is also dealing with an ankle injury that could keep him out of the rest of the preseason.

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