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CJ McCollum Suffers Sprained Foot, Will Get MRI

Portland loses their second starter in as many games, hopefully not for long.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

CJ McCollum has suffered a foot injury that forced him to leave the Portland Trail Blazers’ game with the Atlanta Hawks tonight. Initially the Blazers declared the injury a left foot sprain—still the official word—but reports indicate that McCollum will receive an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.


MRI results have revealed that the injury is a sprain, not anything worse. We do not yet have a prognosis for McCollum’s return to action.

Casey Holdahl of the Blazers shared the news first.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports augments with the MRI angle.

Here is video of the play on which the injury happened. McCollum played 19 minutes in the first half of the game. Hawks center Clint Capela appeared to step on McCollum’s foot midway through the first period, causing him to come up limping.

McCollum leads the Blazers with a 27.6 per game scoring average over 12 games this season. Portland lost starting center Jusuf Nurkic for at least eight weeks in their last game versus the Indiana Pacers. Nurkic fractured a wrist.