Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little injured his ankle in the closing moments of Portland’s 127-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets tonight. He went down with 38 seconds remaining in the game and went directly to the Trail Blazers’ locker room.
News after the game is still indeterminate, but we know Little is having x-rays.
Coach Stotts saying it’s Nassir Little’s left ankle. Little is in the locker room talking with the team’s training staff right now.— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) February 5, 2020
Stotts said that Little injured his left ankle. He is getting an X-ray. No update on severity yet— Jamie Goldberg (@Jamiebgoldberg) February 5, 2020
No official update on the severity of the injury, but Nassir Little is standing by his locker at the moment. Able to put weight on his left ankle, but walking gingerly. #RipCity— Chris Burkhardt (@CBurkhardtNBCS) February 5, 2020
The rookie small forward has contributed 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and plenty of energy in 38 appearances for the Blazers this season, averaging 12.5 minutes per outing.
We will update this post as news becomes available.
Update 9:06 PM:
X-rays came back negative. Little’s status is unknown for Portland’s game Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs.
Nassir Little said his ankle sprain is not too serious. X-rays came back negative and he’s able to put pressure on it. He didn’t know yet what his status for Thursday would be— Jamie Goldberg (@Jamiebgoldberg) February 5, 2020
Little says he actually tweaked his ankle at shoot around, and it wasn’t 100% today. Late game injury just tweaked it again. Adds that overall the injury isn’t that bad. #RipCity— Chris Burkhardt (@CBurkhardtNBCS) February 5, 2020