Jusuf Nurkic to make comeback vs. Rockets

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Antonis Stroggylakis

06/Mar/20 21:18


Jusuf Nurkic is returning back to courts.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will return to action in the game against the Houston Rockets on March 15, after being out for nearly one year due to a leg injury.

“Physically, I’m good. I had a calf strain recently, which is normal for the injury I had. I’ve been pleased with where my rehab is going. I never doubted I’d be back, but I had to make sure I was 100 percent. I can’t wait for [March 15],” Nurkic said to Yahoo Sports.

Nurkic, 25, hasn’t played a game since he suffered a left tibia compound fracture vs. the Brooklyn Nets on March 25, 2019. The Bosnian center underwent surgery to repair the injury on March 26 and just returned to practices in January.

Before his injury, Nurkic was averaging career-highs 15.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists.