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Injury Update: Meyers Leonard Out 4-6 Weeks

Leonard has a right lateral ankle sprain that will not require surgery.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers-Media Day Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Meyers Leonard will miss the next 4-6 weeks of action with a right lateral ankle sprain, according to Mike Richman of The Oregonian. Initial reports suggested that Leonard “tweaked” his ankle in a practice drill on Wednesday morning, but he was seen in a walking boot before the Trail Blazers game against the Los Angeles Clippers and did not dress for the contest.

On Thursday, Leonard told Joe Freeman of The Oregonian that this sprain is the second-worst of his NBA career.

"The one I had my rookie year was pretty nasty -- but this is by far my second worst sprain," said Leonard, who missed roughly three weeks that season with the same injury.

By the time Leonard returns, power forward Noah Vonleh (shoulder) will have been long since reestablished. With two new rookies in the frontcourt as well, and backup center Ed Davis off to a strong start, Leonard is in danger of seeing his playing time diminished further. He has played 8.5 minutes per game with only two appearances this season.