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Batum (knee) was seen at practice without a brace, Erik Gundersen of The Oregonian reports.
This news offers further credence that Batum is on track to return Friday against the Bulls after missing the previous four contests.
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Batum (knee) went through practice Wednesday, Blazers digital reporter Casey Holdahl reports.
He remains on track to return for Friday's game against the Bulls after missing the past four games with a knee injury.
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Batum (knee) is on pace to return Friday against the Bulls, The Oregonian reports.
Batum has missed the last four games with a knee contusion but said he could have played limited minutes Monday, had there been the need. The forward underwent two Platelet Rich Plasma treatments early last week in an effort to speed up the recovery process, and he's now on track to play Friday against the Bulls. The Blazers were off Tuesday, and Batum will test out the knee in practices Wednesday and Thursday with the expectation that team doctors will clear him for Friday's contest.
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Batum (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's contest versus the Pelicans, The Oregonian reports.
Batum's fourth consecutive absence as a result of a right knee contusion has come to pass, which likely affords Allen Crabbe yet another start at small forward. Meanwhile, Batum was able to take part in practice Sunday, and with three days of rest on the horizon, he could achieve active status for the Blazers' next tilt Friday against the Bulls.
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Batum (knee) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Pelicans despite practicing Sunday, The Oregonian reports.
Batum has missed the last three games with a right knee contusion and it seems like he's in line to miss a fourth. There's still an outside shot that he'll be able to take the court, although Allen Crabbe is likely to start his fourth-straight game in place of Batum.
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Batum (knee) won't play in Saturday's game, Blazers' digital reporter Casey Holdahl reports.
He wasn't expected to play Saturday and will miss his third game in a row. After running and shooting during Friday's practice, the hope is that Batum will be able to return for Monday's game, making him a potential play next week in weekly leagues. Allen Crabbe has been starting in his place, but the Blazers have been favoring a smaller lineup later in games, and C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake have seen a lot of time at shooting guard with Wesley Matthews moving to small forward.
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Batum (knee) was at practice running and shooting Friday, and hopes to return Monday against the Pelicans, CSN Northwest reports.
Batum suffered the injury in the Blazers' game on Sunday, and has now missed two games in a row. He'll most likely miss Saturday's game against the Nets as well, but is targeting Monday for his return. Allen Crabbe should continue to take his spot in the starting lineup until Batum is able to play.
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Batum has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, the Oregonian reports.
Batum had to miss Tuesday's game after suffering a right knee contusion on Sunday. Considering he missed Tuesday, it's not surprising he'll also have to sit out Wednesday. Coach Terry Stotts also wasn't able to commit to a specific amount of games Batum will miss, so we'll have to wait to hear updates on the injury later this week. Consider him questionable for Portland's game against the Nets on Saturday. Dorrell Wright will most likely take his spot in the starting lineup for the duration of Batum's absence.
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Batum (knee) will not play Tuesday against Charlotte.
Batum suffered a knee contusion late in Sunday's win over the Nuggets. He was initially considered questionable to play Tuesday, which is encouraging, though the fact that he's been ruled out well in advance of Tuesday's tip indicates the contusion could be a bit more severe than originally anticipated. Consider Batum day-to-day going forward, with Dorrell Wright as the likely fill-in at small forward. Following Tuesday's game, the Blazers play Wednesday in Denver then host the Nets on Saturday.
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Batum left Sunday's game with a right knee contusion, the Trail Blazers confirmed after the game.
Batum is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game versus Charlotte, which is a good result for fantasy owners and Blazers' fans, considering that a knee contusion has kept George Hill from playing at all this season. If Batum was to miss any time, Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Will Barton could see an uptick in production.