FONT

MORE STORIES


FRIDAY SPORTS NEWS/Trail Blazers center suffered fibular fracture in Thursday victory over Houston Rockets

TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is expected to need at least two weeks to get back in the lineup.BLAZERS

A bad break for the Trail Blazers: Center Jusuf Nurkic will miss at least two weeks with a right leg injury.

The 7-foot "Bosnian Beast" had an MRI that showed a non-displaced fibular fracture, the team announced Friday.

Nurkic had finished a Thursday homecourt victory over Houston, scoring late as Portland broke a 105-105 tie to win 117-107 with a burst over the last two minutes plus.

Nurkic played 32 minutes in the game and had 19 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, with three blocks.

He is averaging 15.2 points and 1o.4 rebounds since coming to the Blazers in a February trade.

Contract Publishing

Go to top