Portland Trail Blazers star playing with rib injury

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Trail Blazers’ star Damian Lillard confirmed that he is playing through the Western Conference finals with an injury.

On Sunday, Lillard said he had separated ribs on his left side. He said he is in pain but it isn’t affecting his shot. 

The news was first reported on Saturday night by Shams Charania with The Athletic after Game 3.

“Portland Trail Blazers All-NBA star Damian Lillard has separated ribs and is playing through the injury, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Lillard shot 5-of-18 in Game 3 loss to Warriors,” he wrote.

The injury appeared to happen in Game 2. 

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