Meyers Leonard was hobbling around the Portland Trail Blazers' locker room in a walking boot Thursday night, the result of a nasty sprain he suffered the morning before. At least he hopes it's only a sprain. Leonard underwent magnetic resonance imaging testing on his right ankle roughly hours before the Blazers were scheduled to tip-off against the L.A. Clippers at the Moda Center. X-rays taken Wednesday were negative for a fracture, but Leonard's ankle hurt so badly, the Blazers elected to put him through an MRI as a precaution. Leonard said he hoped to learn the results later Thursday night. "The one I had my rookie year was pretty nasty -- but this is by far my second worst sprain," said Leonard, who missed roughly three weeks that season with the same injury. Leonard injured his ankle before the Blazers' practice on Wednesday. He had arrived at the team's practice facility in Tualatin early in the morning to get in an individual workout and extra shooting. At the end of the workout, rookies Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan arrived for some 1-on-1 work, so Leonard decided to join the competition. He promptly injured his ankle.
Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard in walking boot, awaiting MRI results on right ankle
Oregonian | Oct 27