Blazers SG CJ McCollum Out for a Month with Foot Fracture

CJ McCollum. Image via Frenchieinportland/Wikipedia.

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum has been one of the best players at his position in the league and a key part of his team’s 8-6 start, but his team is now set to miss him for the next month after he suffered a fractured bone in his left foot.

McCollum was injured in his team’s 112-106 win over the Atlanta Hawks over the weekend and did not play on Monday night in a loss to the Spurs. The team announced on Tuesday that McCollum’s injury, which was previously deemed a strain, was more serious than they originally thought.

The Ohio native has averaged at least 20 points per game over the last five seasons with Portland, and had gotten off to the hottest start of his career in the 2020-21 season. McCollum is averaging 26.7 points per game along with 5 assists and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 47% from the field.

The team is expected to re-analyze his left foot in four weeks, and if nothing goes wrong in his recovery, he should be back on the court soon after that.

Rodney Hood and Carmelo Anthony should see increased playing time until the Blazers are able to get McCollum back in the lineup.