Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) shakes hands with NBA commissioner David Stern after being selected as the number eleven overall pick to the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

McCollum Update – Fractured Metatarsal


CJ McCollum has fractured the 5th metatarsal in his left foot. Originally reported as a sprain of some variety, this upgrade makes McCollum’s injury the most serious of the recent cluster that has struck Portland. His timetable has yet to be set, but you can bet that he will miss a significant amount of time, plus a little extra. The Blazers will be very cautious since this is the same foot that he broke at Lehigh last year.

According to Chris Haynes of CSNNW, McCollum will require surgery. We will know more about his return date post-op:

 

 


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  • blazerfan808

    what i would like to know, is what type of movement or what kind of pressure cj is putting on his foot. is it the way he runs? or lands? im waiting to see whether it is an avulsion fracture or jones fracture. and if its the same type of fracture as his last foot injury.

    has he had ankle issues in the past? the surgery will help. but unfortunately some people are just prone to stress fractures, and you can never tell whether is is going to heal. there is a chance that it could be recurring. a lot of runners who try to overexert themselves to quickly after an ankle injury will often get this. the way he plays and explodes is probably the root cause. paired with bone stimulation, the more time off the court the better. might seem absurd, but sitting out the year would be the best thing for his career.