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The base of the Trail Blazers the Portland, Damian Lillard, underwent a surgery to overcome a injury which has caused you abdominal pain this campaign.

“It has not been easy at all because I love being on the court. I love playing”

Damian Lillard

Injured player

The player will be evaluated in six weeks and there is no date for his return to the courts, the team said Thursday.

Lillard, six times called up to Stars game, has seen no action in five games since the start of the year and 11 this season due to lower abdominal tendinopathy.

According to the player, the injury it became more acute during the Olympic Games from Tokyo.

“It has not been easy at all because I love being on the court. I love playing, ”Lillard said in a story posted on the Blazers official website.

“I have always been available to play but I think that as the experience increases with age, not only in sports but in life, it becomes more important to follow this chess strategy. My pride may say ‘keep fighting, finish the job. Try to make the postseason. ‘ So my older self tells me ‘you can’t do all that anymore if you’re not in your best condition.’

Lillard has averaged 24 points and 7.3 assists in 29 games this season with the Blazers. Anfernee Simons has replaced him as starter.

The operation is at the Vincera Institute, in Philadelphia.

Good scorer

Lillard has averaged 24 points and 7.3 assists in 29 games this season with the Blazers. Anfernee Simons has replaced him as starter

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