Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has been promoted to questionable for tomorrow’s fight against the Miami Heat after missing four games with a calf injury.
Backcourt partner Anfernee Simons has also been upgraded but is still considered doubtful as he recovers from inflammation in his left foot.
Blazers injury report: Josh Hart (right ankle) and Justise Winslow (right ankle) are likely, Dame Lillard (right calf) is questionable, Ant Simons (left foot) is doubtful and Gary Payton II and Olivier Sarr are out. https://t.co/s4dXhvrqRQ
—Casey Holdahl (@CHold) November 6, 2022
Reigning Sixth Man of the Year and Heat winger Tyler Herro has been listed as questionable as he suffers from a left ankle injury.
Lillard suffered a calf strain in the Blazers’ last game against the Heat at the Moda Center on Oct. 26. The team went 2-2 in his absence.
Despite being out of action, Lillard was named sixth in the Kia NBA MVP rankings last week, after winning Western Conference Player of the Week in October.
Simons missed Portland’s baseball-like back-to-back series with the Phoenix Suns this weekend with the foot complaint suffered against the Memphis Grizzlies last Wednesday.