The Trail Blazers announced Nicolas Batum has been diagnosed with a concussion after a fall in Tuesday’s practice. He will not play in Wednesday’s preseason game at the Moda Center against the Phoenix Suns.
Batum left practice early after colliding into the stanchion underneath one of the baskets at the Trail Blazers practice facility. He went up for a dunk and WIll Barton contested the shot and that resulted in the fall.
Barton also suffered a concussion last week but is back, playing in Fan Fest and the first preseason game on Monday.
Batum’s injury is the latest in a slew of injuries for the Trail Blazers.
The most serious is rookie guard CJ McCollum’s broken foot which has him out indefinitely.
LaMarcus Aldridge dealt with a strained right quad that kept him out of practices and the Trail Blazers first preseason game.
Mo Williams has been dealing with a sprained right ankle. Dorell Wright dislocated his right middle finger but sat out of Monday’s game for resting purposes, per head coach Terry Stotts.
Earl Watson has been dealing with a left calf contusion that’s kept him out.
The status for all of the players listed above for Wednesday against Phoenix, outside of Batum and McCollum, will be announced sometime around game time.