October 5, 2017, 9:43 pm
Jusuf Nurkic logged 18 minutes in Portland’s game against Toronto and was clutching his leg in pain after a play.
Injured Nurk Alert! Jusuf is not known as a tough guy, so any bump and nick he gets are newsworthy. He stayed in the game but later headed to the locker room to have it checked out. While it doesn’t look like it’s anything serious we will keep you posted as updates come out. He scored 12 points, grabbed six boards, got one steal, and blocked three shots before leaving the game. He’s a popular mid-round pick by teams in search of a big man as he is expected to build on his breakout performance post-trade to the Blazers last season.