Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic left tonight’s contest between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers with a shoulder contusion (bruise). The injury occurred in the first half. Nurkic did not return for the second half and has been declared out for the remainder of the evening.
Nurkic went back to the locker room in the first half after what looked like an ankle sprain, but he returned to the bench later in the half. Still hasn't returned to the floor so far early in the third quarter.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) November 26, 2018
It's a right shoulder contusion for Jusuf Nurkic, he will NOT return.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) November 26, 2018
Nurkic is averaging 15.6 points and 10.5 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game for the Blazers this season.
With a wry smile, Jusuf Nurkic saw Doc Rivers in the hallway afterward and said, “You got lucky.” Nurk missed the second half with injury.— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) November 26, 2018