Malcolm Brogdon Out at Least Two Weeks With Right Elbow Tendinitis
Brogdon underwent treatment on Sunday.
A Trail Blazers backcourt that lately has been hit hard by injuries won’t be back at full strength at least until after the All-Star break. The team announced on Sunday that Malcolm Brogdon underwent treatment to address right elbow tendinitis and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Brogdon last played on Feb. 2 in the first of the Blazers’ two losses in Denver. He was a late scratch in the second game on Feb. 4 with a right knee contusion. He’s missed their last two games at home (Thursday’s loss to Detroit and Saturday’s loss to New Orleans) due to illness; now, he’ll be out for at least two more weeks with this elbow issue.
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The good news for Brogdon and the Blazers is that this announcement comes just as the NBA prepares to enter the All-Star break. After this week’s two games at home against Minnesota on Tuesday and Thursday, the Blazers won’t play again until the following Friday at home against Denver.
Two weeks from today would also rule Brogdon out for their Feb. 25 game against Charlotte. If he’s cleared to return after that, the injury will only cost him four games due to the break. Their next game would be Feb. 27 against Miami; after that, they go on a three-game road trip to Memphis and Minnesota.
Brogdon’s injury is just one of several in the backcourt. Anfernee Simons exited Friday’s game against Detroit with an ankle injury and missed Sunday’s game; his status for the two Minnesota games this week should be updated on Monday. The same goes for Scoot Henderson, who has missed the last two games with a left foot sprain. Shaedon Sharpe underwent surgery on Friday to address a core muscle injury and will be out at least six weeks.
The Blazers signed Rip City Remix guard Ashton Hagans to a 10-day contract on Thursday and he started Saturday’s game with Simons out. Dalano Banton, who the Blazers acquired from Boston at the trade deadline, played the majority of backup point guard minutes on Saturday and scored 12 points in his Portland debut.