The Trail Blazers will be without Damian Lillard for the foreseeable future.

Head coach Chauncey Billups announced Sunday, January 9, that Lillard will not travel with the team during his upcoming six-game road trip due to an abdominal problem.

The six-time All-Star has been out in each of the Blazers’ last four games and will miss a fifth on Monday, January 10, when Portland plays its last home game before heading out on the road.

Through 29 games, Lillard is averaging 24.0 points, 7.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds in .402 / .324 / .878 shooting divisions. The Trail Blazers now have a 15-24 record following a win over the Kings, placing them 11th in the Western Conference standings.

What’s next for Lillard? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on when he can return to the court.

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What is Damian Lillard’s injury?

On November 14, Lillard was officially ruled out for the first time this season in a game against Denver with ” lower abdominal tendinopathy “It’s an injury, he said.” irritated “Earlier this month when the Trail Blazers took on the Cavaliers.

This same injury knocked Lillard out of the game for five games between November 30 and December 8.

How long will Damian Lillard be gone?

Since Lillard will not be traveling during the team’s next trip, the earliest he could return to action would be January 25, when the team hosts the Timberwolves.

Comments from specialists could provide a clearer timeline for Lillard’s possible return to action.

In November, Lillard told the media that he has played him “for a few years” and that he is “a little immune to playing him.” It was reported that Lillard dealt with the injury during Team USA’s gold medal race at the Tokyo Olympics.

2021-22 Trail Blazers Schedule

Date Adversary Time (ET) national television
January 10 against networks 10:00 pm
January 13th in nuggets 10:00 pm TNT
January 15 in magicians 7:00 pm
January 17 in magic 7:00 pm
January 19 in heat 7:30 pm
January 21st in the celtics 7:30 pm
January 23 in the raptors 18:00
January 25 against the timber wolves 10:00 pm
26 of January against Mavericks 10:00 pm
January 28 in the rockets 8:00 pm