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Nassir Little To Miss Time With Ankle Injury

The Portland wing will be re-evaluated in a week as he recovers from an ankle turn against the Utah Jazz.

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little is set to miss at least one more week of play with an ankle injury, the team announced earlier today.

PORTLAND, Ore. (December 1, 2021) –Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms Portland forward Nassir Little with a left ankle sprain, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

The injury occurred at the 2:24 mark of the third quarter in Portland’s game at Utah on Monday, November 29.

Little will continue his recovery protocol and be re-evaluated in one week.

In 21 games (two starts) this season, Little is averaging career highs of 8.3 points (47.8% FG, 31.7% 3-PT, 82.8% FT), 5.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 22.4 minutes per game. He has scored in double figures seven times and recorded one double-double.

Little will miss games against the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors before being re-evaluated on December 8.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed somewhat of a breakout season through the first 20 games of the season before the injury, which forced him to miss last night’s win against the Detroit Piston.

Little joins Damian Lillard on the sidelines as Lillard battles an ongoing abdominal injury.