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Video: Jusuf Nurkic Fractures Leg, Out At Least Two Weeks

The Trail Blazers get a spot of bad luck as their red hot center goes down with a leg injury.

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NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Update: The injury appears to have occurred here.

The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that center Jusuf Nurkic has sustained a fracture in his right leg. The injury is expected to keep him out of action for at least two weeks.

John Hopkins Medicine defines a non-displaced leg fracture:

Tibia and fibula fractures are breaks in one or both of the two bones. Low-energy, nondisplaced fractures are called toddler’s fractures and occur from minor falls and twisting injuries. High-energy injuries and motor vehicles accidents occur more frequently in older children.

Nurkic sustained the injury in a collision during the Trail Blazers’ 117-107 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Nurkic has averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game for the Blazers since the team acquired him on February 13th in a trade with the Denver Nuggets. The Blazers are 14-6 in games with Nurkic in the lineup.

Curiously enough, this is the same injury that Steve Nash suffered after a collision with Damian Lillard in 2012. He suffered that injury on October 31st. His first game back was December 22nd. He missed 24 games, but was also nearly two decades older than Nurkic is now, at that time.

This post will update as new information comes in.