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MRI Confirms Rodney Hood Tears Achilles Tendon vs. Lakers

A bad injury season for Portland turns much worse.

Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

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.

Here is video of the incident:

Following Wednesday’s game against the Kings, coach Terry Stotts mentioned that Hood was dealing with an Achilles injury (via KGW’s Orlando Sanchez).

Following Friday’s loss to the Lakers, coach Stotts clarified that Hood cleared all the pre-game protocols in regards to his Achilles.

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.