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Spears: Damian Lillard Not Expected to Need Surgery on Injured Knee

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Lillard is on a flight back to Portland after leaving the Orlando bubble.

Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is not expected to need surgery on his injured right knee, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears. Lillard has left the NBA’s Disney World bubble in Orlando, Florida, to see team doctors in Portland.

Lillard first suffered the injury in Game 4 of Portland’s first-round series against the Los Angeles Lakers. The guard was ruled out for Game 5 after being diagnosed with a sprained right knee.

Portland is expected to resume its series this weekend after league-wide protests in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, led to postponements of playoff games on Wednesday and Thursday.