More Trail Blazers Injury Woes; Likely Losing Breakout Youngster For The Season


Another terrible injury blow to the Portland Trail Blazers, who are already without Damian Lillard for an undetermined amount of time. Rising young star Nassir Little is out with a shoulder injury—likely for the rest of the season.

Little suffered a left shoulder labral tear in their loss to Minnesota on Tuesday night. No timeline has been given by the team, but insider Adrian Wojnarowski says "the expectation is that Little's injury has ended what has been a productive season."

The 21-year-old small forward has really come on in the month of January, playing well over 30 minutes most nights, averaging 13.1 points and 7.5 rebounds, while shooting 40% from behind the arc over 12 games this month. 

Guard CJ McCollum missed over 15 games with a collapsed lung, and just recently returned to the lineup, while superstar Lillard is out after abdominal surgery, and is contemplating shutting it down for the season.

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports