Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has been rounding into shape in the last week, but he left Portland’s game with the Toronto Raptors with a left quad contusion. The Blazers have reported his return as questionable.
Nurkic left the game at the 3:14 mark of the first period and, as Jamie Hudson of NBCSports Northwest reports, went straight to the locker room after subbing out.
Injury watch:— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) January 12, 2021
Nurkic went straight to the locker room after Kanter subbed in for him. He's still hasn't returned to the bench... Lillard has been stretching out his right leg and is up on the baseline right now trying to stay warm or keep it loose
His efforts to keep loose were apparently unsuccessful, as the Blazers changed his status a few minutes into the second quarter.
Blazers announce Jusuf Nurkic (left quad contusion) is questionable to return.— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) January 12, 2021
Nurkic had 2 points and 2 rebounds on 1-5 shooting in 9 minutes of play when he left the game. He is averaging 10.3 points and 7.8 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game in 9 appearances this season.