After missing the Portland Trail Blazers' season opener amidst reports that he may need knee surgery, Cliff Alexander has returned to individual workouts and the team will monitor the injured left knee closely.
Blazers rookie @CAlexander waiting to see how left knee responds; says he may need surgery https://t.co/JZnbSGCOI9— Jason Quick (@jwquick) October 30, 2015
Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports that Alexander tore cartilage in his knee.
Cliff Alexander says he "tore some cartilage" in his knee. Surgery is possible, but he's 'pain free' for now | https://t.co/FwVMA0VcJs— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) October 30, 2015
Statement from Alexander per Jason Quick of CSNNW:
"I can continue to play on it, but if it gets swollen again, or if it starts feeling pain again, I might need surgery,’’ Alexander said. "So, I’m just waiting. I feel good right now.’’
Alexander remains on the inactive list for tonight's game in Phoenix.