Robin Lopez tweets he will be out six to seven weeks with broken hand

(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Portland Trail Blazers center left Monday’s 108-95 win over the San Antonio Spurs in the third quarter with a fractured right hand.

The Blazers have yet to release any official info regarding the injury. So Lopez took to twitter to announce the prognosis himself.

Lopez then confirmed that he broke his third and fourth metacarpals to reporter Casey Holdahl via twitter.

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts stressed that the Blazers will have to take a “by committee” approach to filling the absence of Lopez.

“It’s frustrating,” Lopez said Monday night. “We’ve been playing so well and I’ve been having such a great time being a part of this team and this season which I plan to still be. And I plan to do that on the sidelines as a teammate. It’s going to be a little frustrating.”

LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard did not speak to the media on Tuesday but they gave their reactions last night.

Stotts said he’s yet to decide on a starter in Kaman’s place.

“It’ll either be Chris or Joel or Thomas or Meyers. Or Dorell,” he said.

Thomas Robinson said he hasn’t received any indication from Stotts regarding a decision.

“He said it’s a game-day decision,” Robinson said.”Right now I just have to do what I’ve been doing, staying ready. So when I do get out there I can make something happen. And that’s all I can worry about right now. The rest is up to the people above me.”



Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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