Jusuf Nurkic is done for the season after suffering a gruesome leg injury against the Nets on Monday.
The Trail Blazers center went up for a rebound in the second overtime of his team’s matchup with Brooklyn before coming down awkwardly and collapsing to the floor.
Nurkic left the court on a stretcher and did not return. Portland fans gave the 24-year-old a standing ovation as he was taken back to the locker room.
The Trail Blazers announced Tuesday morning Nurkic had sustained a compound fracture of his left tibia and fibula and “there is no timetable for his return to basketball activity.”
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 26, 2019
Later in the day, The Athletic reported Nurkic had undergone surgery and there was no nerve or muscle damage in the center’s leg.
Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic underwent season-ending surgery today on compound fractures, and some positive news: No nerve or muscle damage in his leg, league sources said. He is out indefinitely.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 26, 2019
Nurkic recorded 32 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in the contest, which Portland won 148-144.
He averaged 15.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 72 games this season.