The Portland Trail Blazers may be facing the loss of one of their key players for the rest of the regular season and beyond. Shooting guard Wesley Matthews, a pending free agent and the franchise's career leader in made three-pointers, suffered an apparent left leg injury with 10:10 remaining in the third quarter of Thursday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks. While the Blazers have not yet released a diagnosis, the early indications are not good.
(UPDATE: Yahoo's own Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Matthews suffered a torn left Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season.)
Matthews went down while catching the ball and attempting to drive to the basket in transition. Replays show his left leg buckling as he planted it, without any other contact, after which he fell to the ground in pain. Matthews immediately grabbed the area around his left ankle and heel. He attempted to get up a few seconds later before lying down on his back and putting his hands over hisRead More »from Blazers' Wesley Matthews leaves game with left ankle injury