Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard will be sidelined for one to two weeks due to a Grade 1 strain to the soleus muscle in his right lower leg, the team announced on Sunday.
After missing four games due to calf strain, Lillard made a return to the hardwood against the eventual loss vs. Utah Jazz on Saturday. Unfortunately, he re-aggravated the injury and left the game in the second half.
The Blazers are sitting in third place in the Western Conference with a 10-6 record to start. With Lillard’s extended absence, Anfernee Simons and Jerami Grant are expected to carry a heavier load in place of the All-Star guard.
Throughout 11 games, Lillard is tallying 26.3 markers, 7.0 dimes, and 4.3 boards in over 42 percent field goal shooting.