Injury updates on Skal Labissiere and Rodney Hood

Jamie Hudson

The Trail Blazers frontline was already getting pretty thin even before Friday night's game against the Nets.

But now Portland has added backup center Skal Labissière to the injured list.

Labissière suffered a right ankle sprain while picking up his fifth personal foul at the 10:42 mark of the fourth quarter.

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Hassan Whiteside entered the game for Labissière as the Blazers big man headed straight to the locker room and did not return to the game.

"Walking around it hurts, but that's part of it… It's pretty painful… I should be back as soon as possible," Labissière said postgame.  

X-rays came back negative on Labissière's ankle. He does not know if he will have an MRI or any further imaging done.

This is the first time the 23-year-old has ever sprained his right ankle. He has rolled his left ankle numerous times.

His goal now is to keep the swelling down and rehab the ankle so he can get back as quick as possible.

"I'm going to see what the trainers say and if I can, I'll play," Labissière said when talking about Sunday's game. 

The Blazers also lost Rodney Hood to back spasms on Friday night. Trail Blazers PR announced that Hood was questionable to return, but he ended up not getting back in the game.

Hood played just six minutes. The Trail Blazers starting small forward has been dealing with bask spasms throughout the start of this season.

Blazers head coach Terry Stotts did not have an update on Hood after the game.

The good news is Saturday is an off day for the Blazers and now multiple players can get the rest and treatment they need before the Atlanta Hawks come to town on Sunday. 

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Injury updates on Skal Labissiere and Rodney Hood originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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