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Trail Blazers Forward Noah Vonleh Targeting Early-November Injury Return

Noah Vonleh appears to be on pace to return to action against the Utah Jazz on Nov. 1.

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The Portland Trail Blazers will soon be able to remove a name from the injury report, as it appears that Noah Vonleh is nearly finished rehabbing his injured shoulder. The 22-year-old power forward missed the entire preseason, and will likely have to battle past current starter Al-Farouq Aminu for a spot in coach Terry Stotts’ rotation when he returns.

Vonleh shared the good news with The Oregonian’s Joe Freeman at the Blazers’ practice facility in Tualatin:

"I'm feeling great," Vonleh said. "Depending on how this week goes, I'm looking to be cleared for a full-go by the Utah game. These seven, eight weeks went by pretty fast."

The Utah game in question takes place on Nov. 1, and will be Portland’s first game on the road after their current four-game home stand.

The former Indiana standout has started a combined 97 regular season games for the Blazers since arriving in Portland. He is set to hit restricted free agency in the summer of 2018.