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

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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.