Recommendation: The newly-injured ankle joins a stable of ailing body parts -- a sore left elbow and a sore right ankle -- for Matthews, who is recognized as an Iron Man for his willingness to play through the pain. Nonetheless, a high ankle sprain is a difficult injury to deal with and holds players out for extended periods of time. Luckily for him, the upcoming break provides a respite, after which he plans to take the court in the Blazers' next outing, Tuesday, Feb. 19, versus Phoenix. Consider Matthews day-to-day in the meantime.
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