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Harry Giles is in a walking boot after suffering left calf strain

Trail Blazers

Harry Giles is on the mend after going down with a left calf strain during Sunday night's win vs. the Dallas Mavericks.

The injury occurred in the 4th quarter with just under eight minutes to play. 

Giles was seen holding his left leg in what was a non-contact injury

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The team announced Monday afternoon that Giles has suffered a left calf strain and was ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the OKC Thunder. 

And while the strain isn't one a person can recover from quickly, Giles is reportedly wearing a walking boot to get around. 

Ahead of Tuesday's contest in OKC, Portland's head coach Terry Stotts had this to say about Giles: 

No update. He strained his calf and there's really no timeline -- just kind of wait to see how it heals.

Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said pregame

In Sundays win over the Mavs, Giles scored five points and pulled down six rebounds in 13 minutes of work.

 

On the season, Giles is averaging 3.1 points and 4.9 rebounds, in 11.8 minutes per game. During Portlands current four-game winning streak, he has brought the energy on both ends with his countless hustle plays, while also giving his team extra possessions.

Now with Enes Kanter as the only true center on the active roster, the Blazers will be forced to go with its small-ball lineup at times with Robert Covington and Carmelo Anthony in the frontcourt.  

Rodney Hood (left foot sprain), CJ McCollum (left midfoot fracture), Jusuf Nurkic (right wrist fracture) and Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture) were also ruled out vs. the Thunder.