CJ McCollum injury update: Trail Blazers guard to miss at least week with strained knee

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.

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.