While the Blazers are already having a pretty bad season, the news about Damian Lillard doesn’t help. The leader will be absent for a long time for his team, enough to relaunch rumors about a potential departure. Summer is likely to be long in Oregon.
16-24, like the Blazers’ poor record since the start of the season. Even with Damian lillard and CJ McCollum, this team did not show much, suggesting that the playoffs were not within reach. But with the absence of the two men, it becomes almost mission impossible, especially in the West.
The exercise is perhaps over, with McCollum not yet sure when he will return after a worrying health problem. To this must be added the worst possible news about Lillard, who will miss the next few months of competition after an operation.
Damian Lillard operated, end of season possible
You are aware that the leader had been absent for a few weeks already. A problem with the abdomen, which he has been dragging for a very long time according to The Athletic, since we are talking about several years. He will pass on the pool table to try to rectify all that, and will miss a lot of games.
Damian Lillard is set to undergo surgery to address his abdominal injury tomorrow, per @ChrisBHaynes.
He’s expected to be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks. pic.twitter.com/E5CchOqbr4
– ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 12, 2022
Damian Lillard needs surgery for an abdominal problem tomorrow, according to Chris Haynes. It should be reassessed in 6-8 weeks.
Nearly two months of absence for Lillard, at best. Indeed, reassessment does not mean return, and given the season of Portland, no one will want to take a risk concerning the star. For many, his campaign is already over.
No confirmation on the subject, and the Blazers could wait to formalize it, but it is unlikely to see Dame on the floors again this season. Everything will depend on his feelings, even if the trade rumors will return quickly. Given the fiasco of this new season, the front office phone may ring.
Damian Lillard operated and absent is the worst news for the Blazers, already sinking in the West. The rumors for a departure will be relaunched, so it is up to the leader to clear things up. We hope to have more information in the coming weeks.