Vonleh (thigh) collected 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds and an assist over 20 minutes in Friday's 115-110 preseason victory over the Suns.
After missing the opener against the Jazz while recovering from a thigh injury, Vonleh made up for lost time Friday, dominating on the second unit. The third-year pro is still buried down the depth chart at power forward and is also a last-ditch option at center, and has plenty of veteran talent in front of him at either position that he'd have to vault before being in line for playing time that render him worthy of serious fantasy consideration.
Vonleh is still recovering from August surgery on his right thigh and was held out of the Blazers' preseason opener Monday against the Jazz. His participation in a full-contact workout offers encouragement that he may soon return, with coach Terry Stotts saying that he's hopeful the big man will be able to make his preseason debut Friday against the Suns, according to Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com.
Vonleh (thigh) will not play in Monday's preseason game against the Jazz, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Vonleh suffered a thigh injury during offseason workouts and has yet to give a concrete timetable for a return. He most recently sat out the team's intra-team scrimmage on Sunday, so it comes as little surprise he won't be available for Monday's preseason outing as well. Vonleh projects to be a depth option in the frontcourt this season, but could find minutes hard to come by once healthy.
Vonleh (thigh) said he has no timetable for his return from right thigh surgery, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Vonleh told the media that his injury resulted from a bone spur that broke loose during offseason workouts. He's set to be evaluated by a doctor later Monday, at which point a clearer timetable will hopefully be available. The Blazers expected Vonleh to miss the start of training camp all along, but the hope is that he'll be able to return to play in preseason contests prior to to the start of the regular season in late-October.
Vonleh underwent surgery Wednesday to remove a bone fragment from his right thigh and was given a timetable of three-to-four weeks, so he'll still be recovering by the time voluntary workouts take place. The
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