Not only are the Portland Trail Blazers going to be without star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the team’s best player, because of a lower back contusion, but they will also be without veteran guard Mo Williams for at least the next two weeks.
MRI confirms Portland G Mo Williams has a right hip strain. Williams is expected to be sidelined for two weeks and then be reevaluated.
— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) March 13, 2014
Williams was injured in the Blazers’ 109-99 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Williams left the game midway through the second quarter to head to the locker room and never returned to the game. He finished with four points on two-of-five shooting and three assists in 11 minutes.
Williams was signed by the Blazers to provide veteran leadership and stability off of the bench. Williams, who is in his 11th season out of Alabama, has done just that. He’s averaging 9.4 points, 4.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game.
Williams’ injury comes at a very bad times for the Blazers, who have lost their last four games.