Nicolas Batum (right leg contusion) has been downgraded to out for Tuesdays game vs. Hornets. Would have been stunned to see him play.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) November 10, 2014
MRI confirms Nic Batum sustained a right knee contusion. He's listed as questionable for Tuesday vs. Charlotte (via @TrailBlazersPR).— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 10, 2014
Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum was helped off the court late in the fourth period of tonight's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets. The Oregonian's Bruce Ely has the picture:
Not good news for Blazers as Batum is helped from floor to Dr. office. pic.twitter.com/ZyZj2DT12P— Bruce Ely (@bruceely) November 10, 2014
The earliest Twitter rumors and videotape review both center around calf contact but nothing is confirmed.
The contact came with 1:12 remaining in the game as Batum and Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov lined up for a rebound. Mozgov's knee appeared to contact Batum's calf, causing Batum to fall to the ground, then rise and remain doubled over as play continued on Portland's end for 12 more seconds before a timeout was called.
We'll update this post as information becomes available.
#Blazers coach Terry Stotts had no information to offer on Nicolas Batum's injury. Said he's "being evaluated."— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) November 10, 2014
Nicolas Batum did not surface in #Blazers postgame locker room before reporters were required to leave, so his evaluation appears extensive.— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) November 10, 2014
After review of different video angle, looks like Batum and Rolo banged knees as they jumped for rebound. Could be right knee injury.— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) November 10, 2014
Looks like this is the moment where the Batum injury occurred. https://t.co/1aqAJeetjZ— Erik Gundersen (@blazerbanter) November 10, 2014