Damian Lillard will be out for six to eight weeks because of surgery.
The Portland Trail Blazers point guard must have a surgical intervention because of a long-term abdominal injury.
According to Yahoo Sports, his return will be influenced by two factors — recovery progress and his health, and the Blazers’ position on the table.
Portland is currently 10th in the West with a 16-24 record on four wins from the playoff zone, while they have a minimal advantage over Sacramento in the playoff battle.
If the Blazers are not in a playoff or playoff position, Lillard won’t be taking unnecessary risks after finally opting for the injury surgery he sustained last summer during the Olympics.
All-Star point guard played injured in Tokyo and during the NBA season so far, but still missed 11 games.
So far, he averaged 24 points with 7.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.