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.
Hood said that the injury is to his left knee. He said he hopes it’s just a contusion and nothing serious, but will need to speak more with medical staff #RipCity— Jamie Goldberg (@Jamiebgoldberg) November 3, 2019
Rodney Hood says it was a contact injury. Banged knees with Simmons. In a lot of pain right now but doesn’t think it’s serious and hoping to play next game.— Sean Highkin (@highkin) November 3, 2019
Hood says he doesn’t feel like there’s anything structurally wrong with knee but he says there is some swelling.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) November 3, 2019
Hood says it’s his knee. “It’s throbbing,” Hood said. Says he hit knees with 76ers player. Couldn’t put pressure on it.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) November 3, 2019
Hood is being helped off the court by Nurkic. He's walking slowly to the locker room #RipCity— Jamie Goldberg (@Jamiebgoldberg) November 3, 2019
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.