Travis Outlaw Has a Broken Foot

by November 16, 2009

Travis will see you in six to eight weeks: “In a development that delivered a long-term blow to the team’s depth and playing style, Outlaw on Saturday broke a bone in his left foot while playing defense 20 seconds after entering the Blazers’ 80-74 win Charlotte. The team’s top reserve and primary backup power forward is expected to be out for six to eight weeks, which translates to mid-January. If he returns in exactly eight weeks, he will miss 29 games. The injury figures to change the Blazers’ playing style — Outlaw was a key element to a small lineup that tried to push the pace and spread out defenses — and reduce the team’s scoring pop. Outlaw averaged 10.9 points and 3.8 rebounds and was a trusted late-game performer.”