Hassan Whiteside’s ankle injury should be ready for the Portland Trail Blazers’ opening night, but Pau Gasol’s foot will not be ready to go, according to injury updates. Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports that Gasol’s foot is on pace according to the team, but Gasol will not be set to play.
Pau Gasol (left foot) says he thinks he is right where he and the Blazers traininng staff thought he would be.— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) October 19, 2019
But Gasol added that he doesn’t expect to be ready to play on opening night #RipCity
Meanwhile, Hassan Whiteside reinjured his sprained ankle during the Blazers’ preseason. Joe Freeman of the Oregonian says that Whiteside stated he will be ready to go, despite being limited to non-contact during Saturday’s practice.
Hassan Whiteside (sprained left ankle) was limited to non-contact work at Blazers practice today. But he says he "for sure" will be ready to play opening night.— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) October 19, 2019
The Blazers play the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7pm.