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Jusuf Nurkic Status Still “To Be Determined” For Game 1 vs. Warriors

The status of Blazers’ center Jusuf Nurkic is still “to be determined” after reevaluation, heading into Game 1.

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

Whether or not injured Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will be available to play against the Golden State Warriors in Sunday’s series opener is still “to be determined,” according to Trail Blazers digital reporter Casey Holdahl. Nurkic was sidelined with a right fibular fracture on March 31 and given a two-week timetable for reevaluation. Those two weeks are up today.

Nurkic had X-rays done on Wednesday afternoon and was reportedly “waiting for the green light” to progress with his recovery, which up to that point had included light shooting in practice and before games.

Although his questionable status is nerve-racking for Portland, it may serve to the Trail Blazers’ benefit, as the Warriors cannot cement their game plan until such a time that he is cleared or officially listed as out.