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.
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.