Portland Trail Blazers’ Scoot Henderson is set to be sidelined for an additional two weeks, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Update on diagnosis and return timetable for Trail Blazers No. 3 overall pick Scoot Henderson: pic.twitter.com/zImkcrkOjJ
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This extension in his absence is a result of a sprained ankle he sustained during a game against the Detroit Pistons on November 1. Medical evaluations have revealed that he has a bone bruise.
As a consequence, it appears highly probable that he won’t make a return to the court until late November, but in the meantime, he will be diligently engaged in the rehabilitation process during the upcoming weeks in preparation for his comeback to active play.
In the absence of Scoot Henderson, Malcolm Brogdon, who is dealing with a hamstring strain, and Anfernee Simons, recovering from thumb surgery, head coach Chauncey Billups provided extended playing time to Skylar Mays, a two-way player, during Wednesday’s overtime defeat to Kings.
Mays seized the opportunity and put on an impressive performance, contributing 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting and dishing out 11 assists in a 37-minute appearance. He is expected to see more playing time going forward