Damian Lillard has been ruled out for at least 10 days with an abdominal injury, the Portland Trail Blazers confirmed on Wednesday.
The All-Star point guard has been managing the injury all season and sat out Tuesday's 110-92 win over the Detroit Pistons.
An MRI scan confirmed Lillard was suffering from lower abdominal tendinopathy. He will be evaluated again in 10 days, ruling him out of games against the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors.
The Blazers star is averaging 21.5 points per game this season – his worst record since the 2015-16 campaign – while shooting 39.7 per cent from the floor and just 30.2 per cent from three-point range. They would both represent career lows for a season.
Portland also confirmed that Nasir Little would miss a week of action with a left ankle sprain.
Damian Lillard injury update: https://t.co/Q7DprI2A63— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 1, 2021