Trail Blazers big Jusuf Nurkic expects to return 'in a week or two'

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Jusuf Nurkic expects to be back 'in a week or two' originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

The Blazers have dealt with more than enough injuries season. 

At times, nearly half the team has been on the inactive list at the same time. 

Through it all, the Blazers have racked up wins, heading into the break with a 21-14 record.

That is the good news... here is the great news: They're getting closer to full strength.

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Starting center Jusuf Nurkic, who hasn't played since breaking his wrist against the Pacers on January 14, hopes to return after the All-Star Break. On Tuesday, Nurkic joined ESPN's The Jump and offered a little update.

"The wrist is doing great, as you can see," Nurkic told host Rachel Nichols. "Pretty much almost there. It's kinda finishing up so I need to just make sure I'm not doing shortcuts now because it's almost there."

The Blazers have always eyed All-Star break as a potential return point and Nurkic looks to be right on track. If he's not available for Thursday's game against the Suns, his return won't be long thereafter. 

"If not right after All-Star, I think a week or two will be just fine."

Take your time Nurk. Rip City will be ready when you are.