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Lillard to leave Orlando bubble for further examination on injured knee

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As the NBA and its players continue to discuss how to proceed with the 2020 NBA Playoffs following the boycott of Wednesday's contests, the Trail Blazers have released the latest news on Damian Lillard's injury.  

On Thursday, Lillard will leave Orlando for further examination on his right sprained knee.

Via Trail Blazers PR:

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will leave the NBA campus in Orlando on Thursday and return to Portland for further examination of his injured right knee.  Lillard sustained a right lateral knee sprain in Game 4 of Portland's first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. Lillard's availability to return to the Orlando campus is yet to be determined. Further updates will be provided as necessary.

On Tuesday, the team announced the five-time All-Star underwent a second MRI, which revealed a right knee sprain.

Lillard could be looking for another opinion on his injured knee, or just beginning his rehab.

Lillard left Game 4 Monday night during the third quarter of the Blazers' 135-115 loss to the Lakers in their first-round playoff series. The injury occured at the 7:15 mark of the third quarter after Lillard planted wrong on his right knee.

Lillard was able to walk off under his own power.

Game 5 of the Trail Blazers and Lakers first round series was postponed Wednesday along with all of the other series’ Game 5 contests as the players made a stand and called for a change in America following the latest shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Players and the NBA Board of Governors are both set to hold their own meetings Thursday morning at 8:00a.m. PST to continue the discussion on what the next steps will be in regards to either continuing the playoffs or ending the season.

Keep it locked at NBCSNW for the latest on Lillard's knee injury and the latest developments out of Orlando. 

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