Leonard (ankle) to miss entire trip, no timetable for return

Leonard (ankle) to miss entire trip, no timetable for return
January 3, 2013, 9:45 pm
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Memphis -- Portland Trail Blazers rookie center Meyers Leonard will not join the team for the last two games of this four-game road trip and there is no timetable for his return, as of yet.

Leonard sprained his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Friday's 89-85 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Rose Garden. He came down awkwardly from pulling down a rebound and rolled his ankle, immediately grabbing his right knee.

However, it was confirmed that he only sustained an ankle sprain and an X-rays came back negative.

In his absence, the Trail Blazers are 1-1 on this trip thus far, having defeated the New York Knicks 105-100 and then losing to the Toronto Raptors 102-79 the following night.

The Trail Blazers will take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday and the Minnesota Timberowolves the next evening to close out the trip.
Leonard, 20, has played in 29 games and is averaging 4.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 16.6 minutes a game.