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Rodney Hood Injured in Blazers-Sixers Game

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The forward suffered the contact injury after a collision with 76ers guard Ben Simmons in the final minutes of the heartbreaking loss to Philadelphia.

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Portland Trail Blazers G-F Rodney Hood was injured in a matchup with the Philadelphia 76’ers on Saturday night. After a collision with Ben Simmons, Hood had to be helped to the locker room in the final minutes of the contest.

Hood apparently banged knees with guard Ben Simmons with five minutes left in the game. He confirmed his left knee was injured in the clash but is hopeful the injury is “nothing serious”, and hopes to be ready for the Blazers’ next game against Golden State in San Francisco on Monday.

However, he did said more tests need to be done after the swelling goes down.

When he left the floor, Hood had 25 points on nine of 11 shooting in 31 minutes.

The news comes on a day when Blazers forward Zach Collins was reported out indefinitely, needing surgery on his injured left shoulder. Center Hassan Whiteside also missed the Sixers game with a knee injury.