Sport Blazers G Rodney Hood diagnosed with torn Achilles

08:05  07 december  2019
08:05  07 december  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Trail Blazers swingman Rodney Hood suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in the first quarter Friday night against the visiting Lakers. Rodney Hood goes down grabbing his Achilles after securing a rebound for the Blazers and he would leave the game.

A source told ESPN and 9News Denver that the initial diagnosis for the injury is a torn achilles . Leary, 29, was carted off of the field after suffering the injury during the first play of the second half of the Broncos' 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in Denver.

After being helped off the court with a leg injury, the Portland Trail Blazers announced shooting guard Rodney Hood suffered a torn left Achilles tendon during Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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He suffered the injury in the first quarter when he came down with a rebound. After his left foot hit the court, Hood immediately went down in pain before being attended to by trainers and teammates.

Sadly, an MRI confirmed the team’s worst fears. The injury will end Hood’s season and likely sideline him for the start of the 2020-21 season as well.

The 27-year-old was averaging 11.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this season and entered hitting 49.3 percent from three-point range. He holds a $6 million player option for next season.

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