It is not being the year of the Blazers. To the numerous problems they have suffered during the current course is now added the prolonged loss of Cody Zeller, who will be absent for a period of between eight and ten weeks after undergoing knee surgery to treat an injury to his right patella; reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The center, who signed with Portland last summer for one season, has played a total of 27 games to average 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per night. This setback, which will keep him out at least until the end of March, calls into question both his continuity in the team and his options to sign for another in the next free agency.
As we said, this is one more important injury for the Blazers. For now they have Damian Lillard out of action due to abdominal surgery, while they recently recovered CJ McCollum after overcoming a collapsed lung.
The overall situation of the team is not good. With a balance of 20-27 they are currently tenth in the Western Conference; that is, they occupy the last place that allows them to play the tournament play in.
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