Portland Trail Blazers Forward Noah Vonleh rolled his ankle mid-way through the third quarter of tonight's game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Moda Center.
Vonleh was able to walk unassisted after the injury but had a noticeable limp. He immediately left the court and headed to the locker. The Blazers announced he would not return.
Portland F Noah Vonleh (left ankle sprain) will NOT return.— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) February 3, 2016
Portland held on to beat the Bucks for their fifth straight win.
After the game, Vonleh showed optimism that the injury would not be serious, but there were concerns about his status nonetheless.
Noah Vonleh says "I think I'll be fine" after he sprained his left foot against Milwaukee. No noticeable swelling.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) February 3, 2016
I take that back on Vonleh's ankle: there is a knot on the outside of his left foot— Jason Quick (@jwquick) February 3, 2016
Vonleh's left ankle doesn't look terrible, but it's definitely swollen.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) February 3, 2016
Noah Vonleh walking with a limp in postgame locker room. Said he has swelling in left ankle, but adds "I think I'll be fine."— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) February 3, 2016
Noah Vonleh said he had an x-ray on his sprained left ankle, but not an MRI.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) February 3, 2016