A shoulder injury will sideline Scoot Henderson for perhaps the most anticipated Las Vegas Summer League game this year. Henderson injured his shoulder Friday night during the Portland Trail Blazers’ Summer League game with the Houston Rockets, and despite initial optimism that he could go on Sunday, Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes announces that Henderson will be missed. the showdown with Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs.
Henderson impressed on his Summer League debut before leaving the game due to injury. The former G League Ignite guard scored 15 points on 5-for-13 shooting while delivering six assists and grabbing five rebounds in 21 minutes on the job. The Rockets would eventually get the better of the Blazers, 100-99, thanks to a game-winning buzzer-beater from Jabari Smith Jr..
It’s the second time an injury to Henderson has put a damper on a high-profile showdown with Wembanyama in Las Vegas. Last season, Henderson and the G League Ignite played a pair of games against Wembanyama and Metropolitans 92, and while the two battled in Game 1, Henderson and Wembanyama bumped their knees in the first quarter of Game 2, which led to Henderson being sidelined. for the rest of the afternoon.