With a slew of injuries in training camp the Trail Blazers are still trying to incorporate all the pieces they have added to their altered lineup. This week could see the introduction of a key one: Dorell Wright.
Wright has been missing in action since dislocating his right middle finger in practice Oct. 4. It was the second time in about a week he popped the finger out of its socket having also done so in a workout just before training camp.
Wright played in the Blazers’ Fan Fest scrimmage on Oct. 6 but after shooting 1 for 7 and struggling with the finger was kept out of practice for much of last week and he did not play in any of the first three preseason games.
“It’s getting better” Wright said after practice Monday. “This is a process. When you’re dealing with something like this you just have to stay on top of it get the right treatment.”
Blazers coach Terry Stotts said that if Wright is cleared to play he intends get the forward into Wednesday’s preseason game at Utah.