Portland Trail Blazers: C.J. McCollum Injury Should Trigger Some Long-Term Concern
A few days ago, it was announced that Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard C.J. McCollum had broken his left foot during practice. McCollum was said to have broken the foot while working through a screen set by fellow guard Wesley Matthews.
X-ray’s confirm Portland G CJ McCollum sustained a fractured 5th metatarsal bone in his left foot at practice on Saturday at the PF.
— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) October 5, 2013
According to the team, there has been no official timetable set for McCollum’s return. The prognosis for a return will be established once McCollum undergoes surgery.
The reason why this should be alarming to Blazers fans and the organization is because this is the second time he has broken this foot — in the last 10 months. McCollum also broke this foot back in January when he was leading the nation in scoring at Lehigh.
As the 10th overall pick in this year’s draft, McCollum was going to provide even more depth to a back court featuring Damian Lillard, Matthews, newly-signed Mo Williams and fellow rookie Allen Crabbe.
McCollum came out of college as a point guard but will most likely be featured as a combination guard, playing some two as well because of his ability to score the ball. Hopefully, Crabbe can develop into a decent scorer as a part of the Blazers’ rotation, because McCollum’s injuries are most definitely a concern.
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