The bad news keep coming for the Portland Trail-Blazers. Following an inspiring run in the NBA Bubble last season, the Blazers were set to tip-off the 2020/21 campaign on the high note.
Unfortunately, they've showed lots of gaps defensively and still have some doubters.
Not only are Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic out, but also their second best player, CJ McCollum.
The team stated the guard will be re-evaluated in four weeks with a small hairline fracture to the lateral cuneiform in his left foot and a mid-foot sprain.
In the meantime, McCollum will wear a walking boot.
INJURY UPDATE: Further imaging reveals CJ McCollum with a small hairline fracture to the lateral cuneiform in his left foot and a mid-foot sprain. McCollum will wear a walking boot and be re-evaluated in four weeks.— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 19, 2021
Prior to the injury, McCollum was having career year, averaging personal bests in scoring (26.7 points per game), assists (5 per game), steals (1.3 per game) and overall shooting efficiency (62 true shooting percentage).