The Trail Blazers on Wednesday provided an injury update on Power Forward/Center Skal Labissiere. He has a left knee articular cartilage lesion.
An initial MRI was inconclusive due to swelling in the knee, after Labissiere injured it early in the first quarter against the Lakers on December 28th. He hurt the knee after going up for a rebound. He limped down the court, fouling Lebron James with 9:23 left in the game, so he could leave the court. He went straight to the locker room, limping.
A second MRI confirmed the diagnosis.the Blazers announced he will continue to rehabilitate his knee and be re-evaluated in a month.
An articular cartilage lesion is what led to microfracture surgery for Portland Center Greg Oden back in 2007. We know how that worked out. Concerning? Yes.