Rodney Hood has a tore his left Achilles according to Trail Blazers reporter Casey Holdahl. Hood, who exited with 3:27 remaining in the first quarter, was carried off the court by teammates following the non-contact incident.
A MRI showed that the lower left leg injury Hood suffered was indeed an Achilles injury.
Blazers announced that an MRI shows Rodney Hood has torn his left Achilles tendon.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 7, 2019
Here is video of the incident:
Rodney Hood leaves game with left leg injury pic.twitter.com/Opm8Htvrqe— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) December 7, 2019
Following Wednesday’s game against the Kings, coach Terry Stotts mentioned that Hood was dealing with an Achilles injury (via KGW’s Orlando Sanchez).
Terry Stotts says Rodney Hood is dealing with Achilles injury but doesn’t think it’s serious #RipCity— Orlando Sanchez (@orlandokgw) December 5, 2019
Following Friday’s loss to the Lakers, coach Stotts clarified that Hood cleared all the pre-game protocols in regards to his Achilles.
Terry Stotts says Rodney Hood cleared all the protocols to be cleared to play tonight after leaving Wednesday night’s game early with Achilles soreness. Nobody thought it was serious.— Sean Highkin (@highkin) December 7, 2019
Through his first 20 games of the 2019-20 season, Hood was producing 11.5 points per game on 50.9 percent shooting from the field.
30-year-old forward Kent Bazemore joined the starters on the floor after halftime.