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Report: Jusuf Nurkic Out Until After All-Star Break

Erik Gundersen of LeBron Wire cites a source that places Nurkic’s possible return until at least February.

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Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic won’t return until after the All-Star break, according to a source cited by Erik Gundersen, former Blazers beat writer for the Columbian and current editor at the LeBron Wire. Gundersen relays what an unnamed source said about a possible return date for Nurkic:

According to a source familiar with the situation, who spoke to the USA TODAY Sports Media Group on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the matter, Nurkic will be out until after the All-Star break.

Nurkic was a full participant at Blazers practice on Wednesday, playing in halfcourt 5-on-5. He is recovering from a fractured fibula and tibia suffered last March.

The NBA All-Star Game is set for Feb. 16.