The dynamic wing was enjoying a strong start to the contest, recording 16 points on 6 of 8 shots, including two three pointers, along with two rebounds. He recorded 14 points on 33 percent shooting and five rebounds in the team’s opening night loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
Powell also suffered a hip injury in the first preseason game against the Golden State Warriors earlier this month.
This summer, Powell signed a five year, $90 million contract to remain with the Blazers, solidifying him as the team’s starting small forward.
The extent of the knee injury is still to be determined. We will update this post as news becomes available.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Powell has avoided serious injury after undergoing an MRI, however the full extent of the injury is yet to be revealed.
Initial findings on Portland guard Norman Powell’s left knee suggest that he’s avoided a serious injury, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 24, 2021