Update: Portland’s Wesley Matthews has torn left Achilles tendon, done for season
It turned out to be as bad as it looked.
MRI confirms Portland G Wesley Matthews sustained a ruptured left Achilles' tendon. He is out for the season.— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) March 6, 2015
The play above came early in the third quarter of the Trail Blazer’s game against the Mavericks. Matthews caught the ball, tried to plant and drive and — without contact — and went down in pain. Non-contact injuries are the worst.
Matthews is Portland’s starting two-guard and defensive key. He was scoring 16.1 points per game, and he was shooting 39 percent from three this season.
This is a blow to Portland’s plans to go deep in the playoffs. They acquired Arron Afflalo for depth and he is a quality player who can take on the larger role (he was already getting key run for the team). However, the Blazers’ depth issues would quickly return at guard.