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Gary Payton II Injury Update

PORTLAND, Ore. (September 16, 2022) – Trail Blazers guard Gary Payton II underwent an off-season procedure in July to address a core muscle injury.

The procedure was performed by Dr. William C. Meyers and Dr. Alexander E. Poor at The Vincera Institute in Philadelphia.

Payton’s rehab is progressing well, and he is expected to make a full recovery by the start of the regular season.