Trail Blazers Center To Miss Six Weeks

The Portland Trail Blazers got some bad injury news on Friday, as it was announced that young center Oliver Sarr's wrist injury will keep him out of the lineup for at least six weeks. 

Sarr originally incurred the injury 10 days ago in a preseason game at Golden State, and it was called a "wrist sprain" at the time. The Blazers signed him to a two-way contract two days after that. New tests have now confirmed a "high-grade partial tear of the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist,” the team announced.

The 23-year-old 7-footer spent his rookie season last year with the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds, while shooting 57% from the floor in 22 games. He also hit on 13 of 29 three-point attempts (44.8%). In the G League with OKC's affiliate last season, he posted averages of 8.7 points, and 7.3 rebounds in 18 minutes per contest.

Drew Eubanks, who had a nice 22-game trial with Portland last season, is now the only true backup at the center spot behind Jusuf Nurkic until Sarr returns.

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