Nurkic was hurt midway through the final quarter of Portland's 106-92 loss Tuesday night to the Washington Wizards. He limped off the court and went straight to the locker room after appearing to injure his right ankle on a drive to the rim. He had 15 points and nine rebounds before leaving.
Portland said X-rays on the ankle were negative, but that Nurkic was ruled out of the home game against Houston.
Nurkic is averaging 15.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.