Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons has been out since Oct 26 with a torn thumb ligament suffered during the Blazers' season-opening loss to the Clippers. He underwent surgery the following week and has been out since then.

Now the Blazers could be getting Simons back soon, according to Sean Highkin of the Rose Garden Report.

Says Highkin, “Injury updates today: Anfernee Simons practiced and is getting closer to a return. He’s considered day-to-day now. Jerami Grant, as the team announced, is in the concussion protocol. His status for Wednesday at Golden State is unknown but he wasn’t at the practice facility today.”

The Blazers also shared some video of Monday's practice, which just so happened to show Simons getting in some work:

At practice today, Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups commented on Simons' potential return, “It's day-to-day. I hope so.”

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The Blazers' next game is Wednesday against the Golden State Warriors. If Simons is able to clear whatever protocol is required, he could make his return in that game. If he's not able to go on Wednesday, Portland takes on the Utah Jazz at home on Friday night.

After missing essentially their entire guard rotation earlier this season with Simons, Scoot Henderson, and Malcolm Brogdon out, the Blazers are now reasonably healthy in the backcourt. They will possibly be missing leading scorer Jerami Grant on Wednesday against the Warriors, however. The Blazers' forward is in concussion protocol after taking a shot to the head from Omer Yertseven in Saturday's loss to the Jazz as the two were fighting for a rebound.