The Portland Trail Blazers released an update on the status of star guard CJ McCollum’s injury today, one month after it was suffered. The statement by said that McCollum is no longer required to wear a walking boot, and will be reevaluated in two weeks, but will not be returning in the immediate future.
Here is the text from the team.
CJ McCollum, who suffered a left mid-foot fracture on January 16 against the Atlanta Hawks, continues to progress in his return to action, it was announced today by Trail Blazers president of basketball operations, Neil Olshey.
McCollum, who was examined today by team medical personnel, will no longer be required to wear a walking boot and will advance to the next stage of his rehabilitation. He will be reevaluated again in two weeks. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.
The Blazers boasted an 8-5 record in the 13 games with McCollum in the lineup. At the time of this posting, they have that same record in the 13 games without him.
Before his injury, McCollum averaged 26.7 points, 5.0 assists, and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 44.1% from three, all career highs.