After being sidelined for almost a year with a gruesome leg injury, Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is set to return to the court.
Per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, Nurk will make his season debut March 15 against the Houston Rockets. The Bosnian Beast returned to practice on Jan. 23 and has been eyeing his return to the court.
Here’s a look at how social media reacted to news Nurk will suit up for the Blazers:
Jusuf Nurkic is Back!!!! I'm actually afraid of the Blazers now— FlightMike (@TheFlightMike) March 6, 2020
Jusuf Nurkic will make his season debut on March 15th against The Rockets, via @ChrisBHaynes— Hoops Supply (@hoopssupply) March 6, 2020
The Blazers playoff push is in full effect 🔥
When Jusuf Nurkic comes back it’s over for you bitches— Evan Sowards (@EvanSowards) March 6, 2020
With Nurkic coming back into the lineup soon, Blazers could *totally* make the playoff push right now. Portland is 3.5 games behind Memphis with 19 games to play (Griz have 20 left). Grizzlies have one of the toughest remaining schedules and Portland has one of the easier ones.— Nitz Bluv (@nitzbluv) March 6, 2020
Huge news for the Blazers that Nurkic is set to return next weekend. FWIW, Zach Collins has also been adamant that he's not done for the season.— Sean Highkin (@highkin) March 6, 2020
Nurkic coming back for Blazer just after Dame gets back Blazers bout to go on a run for the playoffs— Spencer Penyige (@Penyige_8) March 6, 2020
Blazers about to be a problem when Nurkic comes back if he’s 100%.— Mikel Pritchard (@PritchardMikel) March 6, 2020
People forget how good Jusuf Nurkic is at basketball.— Derek Hryn (@DerekHryn) March 6, 2020
Excited for his return.
Nurk’s return is perfect timing for the Trail Blazers, who sit 3.5 games back from the Memphis Grizzlies for the final playoff spot in the West.