Blazers starting small forward Rodney Hood suffered a torn Achiilles Tendon in the 1st quarter of the Blazers 136-113 loss to the Lakers on Friday.
The injury occured with three and half minutes left in yhe quarter as Hood went up for a rebound against Lakers center Javale Mcgee. Hood landed hard and immediately fell to the ground. He was surrounded by teammates. He later made his way off the floor with the help of Blazers medical staff. An MRI confirmed the injury.
Rodney Hood will miss the rest of the season. The Blazers were already without center Jyduf Nurkic, who broke his leg last season, and Center/ Power Foward Zach Collins who dislocated his shoulder earlier this season against the Dallas Mavericks.