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Robin Lopez Upgraded To "Probable" For Blazers vs. Jazz

Seven weeks after his broken hand, Robin Lopez may restore order to the Blazers' starting lineup as soon as Tuesday night.

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Update (3:00 pm): The Blazers have officially upgraded Robin Lopez' status to "probable" against the Utah Jazz. There is no change in the status for C Joel Freeland:

Big news came out of the Blazers' Monday practice, as starting center Robin Lopez was in full gear and participating for the first time since suffering a broken hand. Damian Lillard was clearly excited:

But Blazers head coach Terry Stotts dropped a bigger bombshell after practice:

Lopez was injured on December 15 going up for a rebound against the San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers streaked to more victories after his departure, but after more injuries (including Lopez replacement Joel Freeland) and against a tougher schedule, they have lost their last 8 of 10.

Lopez originally announced a 6-7 week recovery time. Tuesday's Utah Jazz game will be the exact seven week mark from that prognosis.