By Jerry Wein
Blazers guard Damian Lillard underwent surgery this morning to repair a core injury causing chronic abdominal pain.
The procedure was performed by Dr. William C. Meyers at The Vincera Institute in the Philly Navy Yard, and Lillard will be reevaluated in six weeks.
In 29 games (all starts) this season, Lillard has averaged 24.0 points (40.2% FG, 32.4% 3-PT, 89.3% FT), 4.1 rebounds and 7.3 assists in 36.4 minutes per game.
Looks like he’s off the trade market for Ben Simmons!
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard tells @YahooSports that he “feels good” after undergoing successful surgery on his abdomen this morning in Philadelphia – which was performed by Dr. William C. Meyers – and he is now expected to be re-evaluated in 5-6 weeks.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 13, 2022