Hood (Achilles) has progressed to performing explosive workouts, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. Hood posted a video on Instagram of him doing a quick-feet sidestep exercise using a Bosu ball. Considering the explosiveness needed for the workout and how much it relates to basketball, it's an encouraging sign that Hood was able to take the court for drills again soon. Hood has a player option for 2020-21 worth just over $6 million and averaged 11.0 points on 8.2 shots this season before suffering a torn Achilles.
Hood said earlier this month that he's ahead of schedule in his rehab from December surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles' tendon and expects to return to the court during the 2019-20 season, Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian reports. The recovery process for Achilles surgery typically lasts at least seven months, so Hood could be able to gain full medical clearance ahead of training camp next season if his rehab continues smoothly. At this stage in his program, Hood is spending six days a week at the Trail Blazers' practice facility, mainly performing toe raises, squats and pool exercises as he looks to rebuild strength in his left leg. Hood has been sporting a walking boot in the two months since his surgery, though he hopes to rid himself of it once the Blazers reconvene after the All-Star break. The 27-year-old wing's contract expires in July, but he's expected to exercise his $6 million player option for 2020-21 to remain on the Blazers' roster heading into next season.
Hood has been diagnosed with a torn left Achilles, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Hood's injury didn't look good from the start, and the team has already confirmed that he suffered a torn ACL during Friday's matchup with the Lakers. He'll miss the remainder of the season as a result.
Hood was helped off the court during Friday's game against the Lakers after suffering an apparent foot injury, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports. Hood's injury was a non-contact injury, and according to Goon, he wasn't able to put much weight on his foot afterward. He won't return to Friday's matchup. Kent Bazemore and Mario Hezonja will see more minutes in the meantime.
Hood had 19 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes of a 107-103 win against the Bulls on Friday. Hood scored in double figures for the fifth consecutive game, finishing with his fourth highest scoring total of the year. But while he had a solid shooting night, his rebounding numbers were down in the contest despite the extended time on the floor. Hood will face the Clippers on Tuesday.
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