UPDATE: The Blazers termed the injury a “Grade 1” ankle sprain. A Grade 1 is the most minor possible grade. They have not announced his status for the remainder of Summer League.
The Portland Trail Blazers’ standout youngster Anfernee Simons might have just played his final Summer League game. On a drive to the hoop with fewer than 10 seconds remaining in the game versus the Utah Jazz, Simons slipped and rolled his right ankle. He walked off the floor under his own power.
Trail Blazers trainers working on Simons' right ankle. He's up and walking off the court.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) July 9, 2019
Simons was not available to the media following the game, according to Peter Socotch of NBC Sports Northwest.
Anfernee Simons was not available to the media after Portland’s Summer League loss to Utah. Simons appeared to injure his ankle on the #Blazers final possession as he was driving to the rim. There is no official injury status. #ripcity— Peter Socotch (@PSocotchNBCS) July 10, 2019
Aside from the injury, Simons had his best Summer League outing. In 30 minutes, he recorded 35 points and six rebounds on 13/18 shooting from the field and 6/7 from three. He scored 15 of those points in the first quarter by sinking all five of his three-point attempts.
Simons’ 35 points is a Summer League high thus far.