Damian Lillard receives injury update after right knee is re-evaluated

Chris Burkhardt
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Damian Lillard receives injury update after right knee is re-evaluated originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is on the mend after he injured his right knee in Game 4 of Portland's first-round playoff series against the Lakers.

This injury appeared to be non-contact, which is usually a worst-case scenario for any injury.

Lillard left the game and would later leave the NBA bubble.

Fans thought the worst, but doctors in Portland have confirmed the best-case scenario.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, doctors confirmed Lillard has a mild knee strain.

This is great news, all things considered. Often, non-contact injuries can be severe MCL or ACL injuries. In this case, there is no surgery or anything severe for Lillard. He just has to rest and recover over the shortened offseason and prepare for next season.