Aminu, Blazers Teammates Wish Nurkic Speedy Recovery From Leg Injury

Aminu, Blazers Teammates Wish Nurkic Speedy Recovery From Leg Injury

Al Farouq Aminu has wished his teammate Jusuf Nurkic speedy recovery after he suffered a leg injury in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 148-144 double-overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets reports Completesports.com.

The win saw the Blazers clinch an NBA playoff spot.

Nurkic went up for a rebound in the second overtime of Tuesday’s NBA game before landing awkwardly and collapsing to the floor.

The Bosnia international was carried off on a stretcher as the arena fell silent and did not return.

Portland fans gave Nurkic who recorded 32 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists in the win over the Brooklyn Nets a standing ovation as he was taken back to the locker room.

“Praying for my bro and his family Insh allah you have a speedy recovery. #str8up,” Aminu wrote via his Instagram Page.

Aminu who played for 26 minutes, scored 16 points and three rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to four games -their 43rd win of the NBA season.

His teammate, CJ McCollum who is also nursing an injury also wished Nurkic well: “It made me sick to my stomach,” McCollum told ESPN.

“I think he tried to tip it in, he crashed the glass and I saw him hit the ground and roll over real quick, and I thought maybe he got hit in the face or something again. As I was walking over there, I saw everybody else turn around real quick and walk away, and then I looked and saw his leg — and you just hate to see that happen to him.”

Damian Lillard also added: “You hate to see him have to go through something like that, having his best season in the NBA.

“We’re going down a crucial stretch in the season, trying to obviously secure our playoff spot, find our position and then have a postseason, so seeing something like that happen to him. You never want to see that for your friend or teammate, and then especially as a player, you don’t want to see anyone have to go through that.

“And it’s also going to be hard on our team. CJ’s already out, now him having a tough injury, so every way you look at it, it was a blow. It felt like it after the game.”

By Johnny Edward.

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