CJ McCollum to undergo CT Scan & X-ray tomorrow

May 16, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; C.J. McCollum is interviewed during the NBA Draft combine at Harrison Street Athletics Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports



Portland Trail Blazers rookie CJ McCollum (broken foot) will undergo a CT scan and x-ray this Wednesday to determine where he is in his rehabilitation. On November 11th, McCollum was able to remove his walking boot, and the x-ray results he received on November 16th indicated that his recovery was on track.

If the results of tomorrow’s tests are what they should be, McCollum will return to practice in the near future and may yet play in the month of December. When he re-broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot on October 5th, he was initially given an 8-10 week timetable for return. The 10 week mark is this Saturday (December 14th).

If tomorrow’s results look bleak, we can expect McCollum to sit until January at a minimum, though that seems unlikely at this point. The Trail Blazers will be extra cautious with their 10th overall pick of the 2013 draft, as this is the second time McCollum has sustained this injury in his basketball career; the first time missing 3 months before resuming basketball activity.