UPDATE (12/26 5:20pm): Damian Lillard is officially inactive against the Toronto Raptors.
Damian Lillard is inactive tonight with a sprained left ankle.— Mike Richman (@mikegrich) December 27, 2016
Via CSN NW’s Jason Quick, the Portland Trail Blazers announced that Damian Lillard is Doubtful for Monday’s contest against the Toronto Raptors.
Blazers announce Damian Lillard (ankle) is doubtful for Monday game vs. Toronto. Al-Farouq Aminu (back) and Evan Turner (ankle) probable.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) December 25, 2016
Lillard injured his ankle Friday against the San Antonio Spurs. He limped to the sidelines, then tried to return to action. He only played for another minute, and returned to the bench as the Spurs’ lead proved insurmountable. The Blazers announced Saturday that Lillard’s X-Ray was clean.
Evan Turner has been upgraded from Questionable to Probable, after missing multiple games with a rolled ankle. Al-Farouq Aminu has played in recent games, and his status of Questionable is a reminder that his back is not fully healthy.
After Monday’s game against Toronto, the Blazers have another home game against Sacramento Wednesday. Then they hit the road for contests against the Spurs, Timberwolves and Warriors.