Trail Blazers injury updates heading into second scrimmage

Jamie Hudson
·1 min read

As Portland gets set for its second of three scrimmages, there are still a couple of question marks surrounding who will be able to play Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.

The Trail Blazers were without big man Hassan Whiteside (Achilles) and rookie forward Nassir Little (concussion) Thursday in their loss to the Pacers.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts gave a brief injury update after Saturday's practice as Whiteside participated in Portland's "light practice," while Little spent time on the stationary bike. 

Nassir was… on the bike, so he cleared the first stage of the [concussion] protocol, so he was able to be at practice, but did not participate. Hassan -- this was a light practice we didn't go a lot, five-on-five, but Hassan participated in everything. -- Blazers coach Terry Stotts

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Coach Stotts has said that the plan is to get some scrimmage time in with Whiteside playing alongside Jusuf Nurkic. 

After Saturday's practice Stottts added that the Blazers second scrimmage will look a bit different from the first one depending on the status of Whiteside and Little, saying,"I'll be rotating players in like a normal game, but I haven't made a decision on the number of minutes for the starters."  

The Trail Blazers will tip-off against the Raptors Sunday at 3:00p.m. Pacific Time on NBCSNW. 

Trail Blazers injury updates heading into second scrimmage originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest