Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard injured his right knee during Game Four against the Los Angeles Lakers, hobbling off the court during the third quarter. The Blazers report that the the second MRI showed a right knee sprain, and Lillard will be out for Game Five.
The results of a second MRI confirm Damian Lillard with a right knee sprain. Lillard is listed as out for Game 5.— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) August 25, 2020
Trail Blazers PR: "The results of a second MRI confirm Portland guard Damian Lillard with a right knee sprain. Lillard is listed as out for Wednesday's Game 5 of Portland's first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers."— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) August 25, 2020
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Lillard cannot currently extend his right leg.
Odds drastically slim of Portland extending series to six without Damian Lillard, but if that were to occur, the Bubble MVP would likely be unavailable the duration due to currently being unable to extend right leg, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 25, 2020
Given the history of Rip City and knee injuries, let’s take a deep breath and stay tuned for updates.