Robin Lopez C POR 14 Days

Lopez approached a double-double Wednesday against the Lakers, tallying 10 points (3-8 FG, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds, three blocks, and two assists in 27 minutes.Since returning from a month and a half on the sideline due to two broken bones in his right hand, Lopez has helped the Blazers roll into the All-Star break, holding three of five opponents below 100 points en route to a 4-1 record. During that stretch, he averaged 11.4 points (on 57 percent shooting), 7.6 boards, and two blocks in 30 minutes. Expect much of the same once the season resumes on Friday, Feb. 20 at Utah.

Robin Lopez C POR 23 Days

Lopez (hand) returned to action Tuesday, recording 11 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes.

Lopez briefly exited the game with a facial laceration, but was able to return. He looked comfortable from the floor, making five of his nine shots. Look for his role to expand as he rounds into form.

Robin Lopez C POR 23 Days

Lopez (hand) suffered a facial laceration in the third quarter of Tuesday's game, but will return.

He had 10 points, four boards and two blocks in 19 minutes prior to suffering the cut on his face that was bleeding to the point that he needed to get it tended to on the sideline. This was his first game back from a hand injury, but he seemed to be doing well before exiting. This should not affect his status moving forward, but it's worth checking on prior to his next game.

Robin Lopez C POR 23 Days

Lopez (hand) will get the start Tuesday, The Columbian's Erik Gundersen reports.

Coach Terry Stotts said Lopez may not see his typical amount of minutes, but there is not a strict minutes limit. Owners can start to deploy him as usual once again in full-season leagues, but it may be wise to see him play a full game before rolling with him in daily leagues.

Robin Lopez C POR 24 Days

Lopez (hand) is expected to be active for Tuesday's game against the Jazz.

Coach Terry Stotts said Lopez will be evaluated by the team's medical staff, but if everything checks out, he'll be available Tuesday. The center has not played since Dec. 15, when he suffered two broken bones in his right hand. It's unclear if he'll be on any sort of minutes restriction, but it seems likely Stotts will monitor his workload for at least a few games while he works his way back into game shape. With Lopez back, Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson are expected to see fairly drastic drops in their respective minutes.

Robin Lopez C POR 1 Month

Lopez (hand) will likely remain out until early February, after stating his right hand was a "little weak" upon removal of his hard cast last week, The Oregonian reports.

Lopez is now wearing a removable soft brace that "allows more flexibility, mobility while still providing a little bit of support." While he's unable to perform weight-bearing exercises with his right hand, he's supplementing his recovery effort with ultrasonic bone healing therapy to speed the healing process in his third and fourth metacarpals. When considering a return date, next Wednesday, Jan. 28 against the Cavaliers marks exactly six weeks since sustaining the injury. However, the aforementioned weakness in his hand could extend his stay on the sideline into February, which jibes with the initial 6-to-7 week recovery timetable.

Robin Lopez C POR 1 Month

Lopez will have the cast removed from his right hand this week, the Blazers' official site reports.

Slightly more than four weeks have passed since Lopez suffered fractured third and fourth metacarpals in his right hand. Upon an evaluation, the center was handed a recovery timetable of 6-to-7 weeks, meaning he likely requires at least a week of healing before the Blazers' medical staff will consider a return. With Joel Freeland (shoulder) extending his stay on the sideline into next week, Chris Kaman should remain the starter at the five, with Meyers Leonard sustaining an expanded workload off the bench.

Robin Lopez C POR 2 Months

Lopez will be sidelined 6-to-7 weeks due to the fractured right hand suffered during Monday's game against the Spurs, The Oregonian reports.

Lopez himself revealed the news, as well as the extent of the injury -- broken third and fourth metacarpals -- and now that a timetable is evident, coach Terry Stotts can proceed with cobbling together a revised frontcourt rotation. More than likely, Stotts will turn to Joel Freeland next to LaMarcus Aldridge in the starting five in order to retain Chris Kaman's services off the bench. Behind Freeland and Kaman, Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard are sure to factor into the equation, but their expected workloads are more untenable. No matter how Stotts operates in the interim, it appears that Lopez's next possible appearance lands on Jan. 26 in Brooklyn, if all goes well with his recovery.

Robin Lopez C POR 2 Months

Lopez (hand) doesn't have a timetable for a return to the court, but an evaluation Tuesday could clear that up, CSN Northwest reports.

To date, there has been a range of recovery time frames bandied about for Lopez's fractured right hand, but the situation could soon gain clarity after the upcoming exam. While his absence is expected to expand Chris Kaman's workload, it remains unclear who will replace Lopez in the starting five. If coach Terry Stotts opts to keep the frontcourt rotation relatively intact, with Kaman coming off the bench, Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland, and even Thomas Robinson could all factor into the mix at center for the foreseeable future.

Robin Lopez C POR 2 Months

Lopez (hand) is expected to miss four weeks with a fracture in his right hand, Yahoo! Sports reports.

This news may be considered rather positive for owners, as Lopez was feared to potentially miss more time with a rather serious injury. Four weeks away puts him out until mid-January, still with plenty of time for teams to catch up and make a run for the fantasy playoffs. He's averaging a modest 9.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks for the season. He's worth holding onto in 12-man leagues if your team can afford it. Meanwhile, expect Chris Kaman to see the bulk of his minutes.