CJ McCollum Out At Least Four Weeks With Foot Injury

JANUARY 19: Further testing on McCollum’s foot injury revealed a small hairline fracture to the lateral cuneiform, the Blazers announced late on Monday night (Twitter link). According to the club, the standout guard will wear a walking boot and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

McCollum is the third key Portland rotation player to be sidelined with a multi-week injury, joining Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins. The increasing number of absences may put more pressure on the Blazers to make use of one of their open roster spots.

JANUARY 18: Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, who left Saturday’s win over Atlanta due to a left foot sprain, will be re-evaluated in one week, head coach Terry Stotts said today (link via Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com).

McCollum remained in the locker room at halftime on Saturday after appearing to suffer the injury in the first quarter when Hawks center Clint Capela landed on his foot following a layup attempt.  Rodney Hood was moved into the starting lineup for today’s game vs. San Antonio to replace the Blazers’ second-leading scorer.

If McCollum remains sidelined for a week, he’d also miss two games against the Grizzlies (Wednesday and Friday) and one against the Knicks (Sunday). While there’s no guarantee he’ll be ready to go next week, it doesn’t sound like the injury will result in a long-term absence for McCollum.

Hood, Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons are the other most obvious candidates to see some extra minutes for Portland until McCollum gets healthy. The club also has a pair of open roster spots (one standard and one two-way), but there has been no indication that any signings are imminent.

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16 thoughts on “CJ McCollum Out At Least Four Weeks With Foot Injury

  1. Little_Dunker_45

    Just read he signed a sponsorship deal w Windex dude is made of glass

    • mlbnyyfan

      Portland back court is so small and always at a disadvantage. I’m surprised they haven’t traded CJ yet. If they won’t feel free to trade Lillard to the Knicks.

  2. osaegthong

    don’t expect simon and trent to do much for da blazers. simon is more of a shooter than a playmaker. trent is a reliable shooter, but hes been having ups and downs in recent games.they could sign dedmon or mbah a moute for more 3 and D.

  3. windycitykid89

    He’s gonna be out a long time now. Fractured foot via Shams Charania

  4. Chief Two Hands

    Pretty big blow for the Blazers. Lillard should really leave Portland if he wants to have a chance at a ring.

  5. Very Barry

    C.J. was having a great year offensively. Portland can’t catch a break. It’s time to break up the band.

  6. washington_bonercats

    Anyone know the protection level on the pick they sent to Houston? If the Blazers have a rough 4-6 weeks without CJ and Nurk that pick might be a huge bonus for the Rockets

  7. KnickerbockerAl

    Ouch this will hurt. Three starters out. This season is really jinxed. Never seen so many injuries in first 20 gms, yet. Collins, Nurkic, CJ I guess they will be strong in playoffs. With time off and rest. I thought Blazers had a chance to make some noise this yr.

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