Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard is listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs due to a hamstring injury. The injury is listed as right hamstring tendinopathy as reported by Danny Marang of NBC Sports Northwest, which is a kind of muscle strain.
Damian Lillard (right hamstring tendinopathy) is questionable for tonight’s game vs San Antonio Spurs— Danny Marang (@DannyMarang) April 16, 2021
Lillard is averaging 28.7 points and 7.7 assists per game for the Blazers so far this season. However, in recent weeks he has been banged up by opposing defenses. He missed a game against the Orlando Magic in order to rest in late March after knocking knees with Josh RIchardson of the Dallas Mavericks in an earlier game. He’s dealt with a number of smaller injuries in the past few weeks.
General managers and team health and performance personnel have noted that the compressed schedule is leading to more injuries around the league. The schedule has a number of home back-to-backs as well as travel back-to-backs, causing fatigue. It is likely Lillard could use the rest.