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.
Sources: Portland guard CJ McCollum has a popliteus strain in his left knee. He will be re-examined in a week.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2019
According to Wojnarowski, the injury is not expected to be serious.
Best possible news for McCollum and Blazers, who avoided a serious injury. https://t.co/G6qIxeizzH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2019
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 Physio-Pedia.com.