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CJ McCollum Sustains a Popliteus Strain

The Trail Blazers shooting guard will be re-evaluated in a week.

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Portland Trail Blazer CJ McCollum injured his knee in the loss to the San Antonio Spurs Saturday evening and has sustained a popliteus strain, Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Sunday afternoon. In a week’s time, McCollum will be re-evaluated, meaning he will likely miss games against the Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, and Detroit Pistons.

According to Wojnarowski, the injury is not expected to be serious.

The popliteus is a muscle that runs along the backside of the knee joint. Injury to it typically involves impact, and it is most commonly seen in downhill skiing. Rest is the recommended therapy, according to