CJ McCollum will have surgery on left foot, return unknown

CJ McCollum will have surgery on left foot, return unknown
October 5, 2013, 4:45 pm
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McCollum's development from SL, role on team

The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that rookie guard CJ McCollum will require surgery after X-rays confirmed a fracture in the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot.

The injury occurred during Saturday's practice when McCollum was attempting to set a screen at the team's practice facility. A prognosis for his return will be made after surgery.

This is the same left foot that McCollum broke during his senior season at Lehigh University that caused him to miss the rest of that year. In fact, it is the same fifth metatarsal bone he broke in college.

Recovery time for such an injury is usually eight to 10 weeks.

McCollum, 22, was taken No. 10 in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Trail Blazers. From all accounts, he was having a sensational training camp after strong showings in involuntary workouts.

He was expected to compete with Wesley Matthews for two-guard minutes. This definitely comes as a huge blow to the Trail Blazers.