Thomas Robinson suffers left patella tendon strain vs. Nuggets

Thomas Robinson suffers left patella tendon strain vs. Nuggets
February 25, 2014, 9:45 pm
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Thomas Robinson talks injury

DENVER – Thomas Robinson suffered a knee injury in the first half of Tuesday’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets.

The team is listing it as a left patella strain and says he is day-to-day.

Robinson, 22, sustained the injury when he went up for a dunk attempt. Something occurred on his way down. He was only able to play three second half minutes due to severity of the pain.

“I tried to go back in there but I couldn’t,” he told “It was something I’ve never experienced before on this knee.”

Robinson is referring to the meniscus tear he suffered on his right knee while playing for the University of Kansas in 2011. From the looks of his facial expressions during postgame media availability, he was fearing he had done the same thing to his left leg tonight.

His diagnosis is good news, considering how defeated Robinson looked in his locker room stall after the Trail Blazers won 100-95.

Robinson scored 2 points and pulled down 5 rebounds in 14 minutes of action against the Nuggets.

“I’m worried, he said before finding out the results. “I’m just going to rest and put some ice on it and get some rest and hopefully I’ll be able to go tomorrow.”

Portland is already without LaMarcus Aldridge (groin), Joel Freeland (MCL) and Meyers Leonard (ankle). The Trail Blazers host the Brooklyn Nets Wedmesday night and Robinson is a game-time decision.