McCollum has been out since he broke his foot on January the 16th. McCollum had actually broken that foot before, once in his rookie year, and another time before he was in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers give updates on CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic
At the time of this injury, the Blazers said he would be evaluated in a month. It has now been six weeks, and the team announced Thursday that he had been cleared for contact practice. Though this is good news for McCollum with the All-Star break arriving, it means he probably isn’t back for around two more weeks. The Athletic’s beat writer Jason Quick broke the news at the same time the Blazers official account did.
As far as Nurkic goes, he broke his arm around the same time as McCollum, and had a two-month timeline. They are still on schedule for that, and as per Quick’s update, this looks like it will be after the All-Star break. I expect though, that he won’t be back on the court for around a month.
The Blazers surprisingly have stayed in touch while Nurkic and McCollum have been missing. Since McCollum went down in January, they have a 12 and 9 record that includes the win over the Sacramento Kings in the last game before the All-Star break.
With an offense that has slowly been getting worse over the last few weeks, and one of the worst defenses in the league, they need both these guys back as soon as possible.
We will await the status updates on both these two after the All-Star break.