When Norman Powell was injured in the second quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers victory over the Phoenix Suns, the worst was feared. After an initial exam, Portland is encouraged that Powell didn't suffer a serious left knee injury.

Prior to getting hurt, Powell had scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting in just over 12 minutes. The Blazers went on to hand the Suns a blowout loss for their first victory of the year.

Portland acquired Powell at the 2021 trade deadline from the Toronto Raptors. The Trail Blazers then re-signed Powell to a five-year, $90 million contract as a free agent.