Is Scoot Henderson playing tonight? Injury updates for Trail Blazers at Timberwolves

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Scoot Henderson, Portland Trail Blazers
Scoot Henderson, Portland Trail Blazers / David Berding/GettyImages

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off back-to-back road wins against the Memphis Grizzlies, both without starting point guard Scoot Henderson and starting center Deandre Ayton. Will either player be back tonight as Rip City tries for three straight when they face the Timberwolves in Minnesota?

Is Scoot Henderson playing for the Blazers tonight?

Henderson, still dealing with an adductor strain, will miss his fifth straight game tonight against the Wolves. The last time he played was before the all-star break, ironically at home against Minnesota.

It's imperative the Blazers get Scoot back on the floor as soon as possible so he can rack up some minutes and experience down the stretch of this season, but pushing him too hard is also a risk.

Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are healthy and fighting for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, which will make tonight a difficult matchup for Portland.

Full injury report for Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves

Unfortunately, Scoot isn't the only Blazers rotation player set to miss tonight's game. There's a chance Portland is down at least three key starters.

The complete injury list for both teams is as follows:

Portland Trail Blazers:

  • Out: Scoot Henderson (adductor); Malcolm Brogdon (elbow tendonitis); Shaedon Sharpe (abdominal surgery); Robert Williams III (knee surgery)
  • Doubtful: Jerami Grant (quad)
  • Questionable: Deandre Ayton (hand); Matisse Thybulle (hip soreness)

Minnesota Timberwolves:

  • Out: Jaylen Clark (achilles)