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Blazers Provide Update On Damian Lillard’s Abdominal Rehab

Feb 27, 2022, 7:28 PM
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Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers warms up before the game against the Orlando Magic at Moda Center on February 08, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Portland Trail Blazers provided an update on the rehabilitation status of former Weber State guard Damian Lillard following abdominal surgery.

Lillard underwent abdominal surgery in the middle of January.

On Sunday, February 27, the Blazers released the following statement on Lillard’s status:

“Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has progressed through the initial phase of his rehabilitation from abdominal surgery without setback. Lillard will begin the reconditioning phase of his rehab protocol next week, which includes the continuation of his strengthening program along with basketball skill activity. He will be reevaluated in two to three weeks.”

Lillard hasn’t played since December 31, 2021.

In 29 games this season, the former Weber State standout averaged 24.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 0.6 steals in 36.4 minutes per contest.

Earlier this season, Lillard was recognized as one of the NBA’s 75 greatest players in history. He was honored during halftime of the league’s All-Star Game on February 20.

Lillard was originally selected by the Trail Blazers with the N0. 6 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He’s played his entire career with Portland.

The Blazers currently own a 25-35 record and are projected to participate in a play-in game to earn a spot in the postseason.

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