Damian Lillard will be out at least six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on his abdomen on Thursday.

Lillard saw two specialists this week — one in St. Louis and the other in Philadelphia — and both agreed this was the best course of action.

Lillard's return to game action this season will be dependent on his health and where the Portland Trail Blazers are in the standings.

Lillard first began to deal with the injury during the Tokyo Olympics.