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Damian Lillard To Have Surgery for Abdomen Injury

Damian Lillard will undergo surgery to address his abdomen injury. The recovery prognosis is uncertain. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the surgery is not expected to be season-ending, but the length of absence is still to be determined. Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes states that Lillard is expected to be re-evaluated in six-to-eight weeks. Haynes explains that Lillard saw specialists in St. Louis and Philadelphia, who confirmed that surgery was the best option. His article also suggests that other factors may play into Lillard’s return:

Lillard returning to play this season will depend on his health and where the team sits in the standings, sources said.