Wesley Matthews went down on a non-contact play during tonight’s Blazers-Mavericks match-up, and the worst possible scenario has come true, with the Blazers confirming Adrian Wojnarowski’s original report of a torn Achilles tendon:

Matthews left the game immediately, and was later seen in a wheelchair:

The Blazers have a ready-made backup in Arron Afflalo, who will likely step into the starting lineup, but losing Matthews puts a serious damper on how far they can advance in the playoffs. As far as Matthews, the historic performance for NBA players after suffering a torn Achilles is not good, to say the least.