CJ McCollum out at least 4 weeks with hairline fracture to left foot


CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts after his three point basket against the Chicago Bulls in the first quarter at Moda Center on January 05, 2021 in Portland (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images))

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Trail Blazers say guard CJ McCollum will be out for at least four weeks due to a hairline fracture in his left foot.

“Its just bad timing, just terrible timing,” said McCollum. He adds “I put a lot of time in and I put a lot of effort into my body. I just need to take care of myself, it is what it is.”

According to the NBA, his injury was from Saturday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, when he left during halftime due to a foot sprain. Officials say he will be re-evaluated after four weeks and will have to wear a walking boot during his recovery.

McCollum highlighted that his foot feels “good” when he is sitting down but continued to say walking is when he starts to feel pain.

McCollum couldnt give a timeline of when he would be back

“I will come back when I feel like myself. When I feel like I am ready to play, then I will play.”

Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rebounded from a first-half deficit to beat the Hawks 112-106. Enes Kanter added 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won five of their last six. Trae Young had 26 points and 11 assists, while Clint Capela added 25 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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