Blazers’ Batum out Tuesday

Portland, OR ( – The Portland Trail Blazers confirmed that
forward Nicolas Batum will miss Tuesday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets
with a right knee contusion.

Batum hurt his knee late in Sunday’s 116-100 win over the Denver Nuggets. An
MRI after the game revealed no structural damage.

The 25-year-old swingman is averaging 9.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists
for Portland this season. He will be reevaluated later in the week.