Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard out for next 3 games due to abdominal injury


PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will miss the next three games with lower abdominal tendinopathy.

The Trail Blazers announced on Wednesday that Lillard will undergo further assessment and consultation regarding the injury, which has bothered him since the Tokyo Olympics.

Lillard was scheduled to miss Wednesday night’s game against Miami, as well as Friday’s home games against Cleveland and Sunday against Sacramento.

Lillard has averaged 24 points and 7.3 assists in 29 games this season. He’s missed seven games this season with injury, including Monday night’s 136-131 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

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