Jason Quick of CSNNW reports that Al-Farouq Aminu (hamstring) will return sometime this week, Cliff Alexander (knee) is about a week away from being fully recovered, and Gerald Henderson (hip) is doubtful for the Trail Blazers’ season opener on October 28.
Al-Farouq Aminu said he hopes his strained left hamstring will not prevent him from playing Monday in the Trail Blazers' penultimate preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Alexander, who hasn't practiced since Oct. 3 because of a bone bruise in his left knee, said he is about one week from returning to full practice, but he was able to go through a full, non-contact workout Sunday.
Also, Blazers coach Terry Stotts said veteran shooting guard Gerald Henderson is still "unlikely" to be ready for the Oct. 28 season opener as he continues to rehabilitate from offseason hip surgery. Henderson is still limited to non-contact drills in practice, but Stotts says he has been attentive and studious with coaches.
The Trail Blazers could be missing all three tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers if Aminu is unable to play, but the team is nearing full health for the regular season. It seems that the only player to potentially miss time when it counts will be Henderson, barring more injuries sustained in the coming weeks.