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Haynes sources: Damian Lillard to undergo surgery, will miss 6-8 weeks

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Yahoo Sports senior NBA insider Chris Haynes shares his latest reporting on the Portland All-Star's decision to have surgery to deal with an abdominal injury.

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CHRIS HAYNES: Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard will undergo a surgical procedure on Thursday to address the apnea issue that has been lingering him for the last two to three years. He met with two specialists this week, one in St. Louis and today in Philadelphia and both deemed that the best course of action moving forward was to have this surgery.

Now, Damian Lillard will be out six to eight weeks, which gives enough time for him to get back on the court this season if he chooses to, but that decision will be made later depending on Lillard's health and where the Portland Trail Blazers stand in the standings.