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McCollum Cleared To Play Against Pelicans

After two months sidelined with fractured left foot, CJ McCollum will return to the Blazers lineup tomorrow night.

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CJ McCollum will suit up for the Portland Trail Blazers against the New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow night, following a two-month break recovering from a broken foot, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. The shooting guard has been waiting for the all-clear from the Blazers’ health and performance team.

McCollum fractured his left foot in the team’s game against the Atlanta Hawks on January 16. The Blazers have gone 15-11 since McCollum went down with Gary Trent Jr. replacing him as the starting shooting guard for most part. McCollum will provide some much-needed ball-handling respite for Damian Lillard, who has been carrying the lion share of the offensive load since McCollum’s injury.

Before his injury, McCollum was putting up career-best numbers with 26.7 points, 5 assists and 3.9 rebounds.

Earlier today it was reported that Jusuf Nurkic would also make his return to the team in two weeks time after suffering a broken wrist. Nurkic’s slow start to the season was illustrated by averages of 9.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists.