Trail Blazers guard guard CJ McCollum has been diagnosed with a strained left knee and will be re-examined in a week, ESPN reported Sunday.
McCollum had to be helped to the locker room by teammates after suffering the injury in the third quarter of the team’s 108-103 loss to the Spurs on Saturday.
McCollum goes up for a layup and takes a hard fall. Has to be helped to the locker room. We will have updates as soon as we get them…. pic.twitter.com/YZNN8uneW7
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) March 17, 2019
Head coach Terry Stotts said after the game X-rays were negative, but an MRI Sunday revealed a popliteus strain of the knee.
McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and 4 rebounds on the season.
“It’s definitely around my knee but I don’t know the extent of it,” McCollum told reporters after the game. “I don’t know if it’s lateral, I don’t know, I just know that it’s not normal.”
McCollum said he could walk but there was pain.
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 17, 2019