Then at the 11:14 mark of the second quarter, forward Mario Hezonja left the game with an apparent left ankle injury.
It looked as though Hezonja rolled his ankle under the basket as he was defending Kendrick Nunn.
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) February 10, 2020
Hezonja played through the pain for a full trip up and down the court before being subbed out and heading straight to the locker room.
Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr., who picked up three quick fouls in the first quarter, entered the game for Hezonja.
The Trail Blazers announced near the end of the second quarter that Hezonja has suffered a left ankle sprain and would not return.
After the game, Terry Stotts did not have an update on Hezonja's health status.
Once in the locker room, reporters observed Hezonja in a walking boot.
Mario Hezonja (left ankle sprain) is in a walking boot.
— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) February 10, 2020
He did not speak with the media.
The Trail Blazers travel to New Orleans on Tuesday to face the Pelicans and Memphis Wednesday before the All-Star Break. No word on if Hezonja will be on the trip, though it appears unlikely.
Mario Hezonja in a walking boot after spraining left ankle originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest