Damian Lillard will miss an additional three games due to injury

Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard Damian Lillard would be out for at least another week due to the lower abdominal tendinopathy that has plagued him all season, the team said Wednesday.

Lillard will miss Portland’s next three games, home games against the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings, before being reevaluated next week.

The 31-year-old Lillard is averaging 24 points and 7.3 assists in 29 games for Portland this season, which is currently tied with the San Antonio Spurs for 11th in the Western Conference with a 14-22 record.

Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billiups told reporters Tuesday that such a course of action with the Portland star could be possible.

“I think what we’re going to do is just get together, put all our heads together soon and then talk about some of those things,” Billups said. “I think that’s probably the route we’ll take if he doesn’t get some kind of relief there.”

Lillard did not play in Monday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks, in which his backup Anfernee Simons scored 43 points. Lillard also missed five games earlier this season due to the same injury, which has been a problem since before the season began.

Lillard’s points-per-game average is the lowest since the 2014-15 season, his third year in the league, while he’s shooting career-worst 40.2% from the field and 32.4% from triple range. The six-time All-Star and six-time All-NBA is less than 500 points away from breaking the all-time franchise scoring record of Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler.