PORTLAND, OR – An MRI confirms Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum with a popliteus strain in his left knee, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
McCollum will be re-examined in a week.
McCollum sustained the injury at the 7:09 mark of the third quarter of the Trail Blazers game at San Antonio on March 16.
For the season, McCollum has averaged 21.3 points (46.3% FG, 38.0% 3-PT, 83.1% FT), 4.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.79 steals and 34.1 minutes in 68 games (all starts).
This is the same injury that knocked Kevin Garnett out of the playoffs during the 2009 season. CJ is much younger than when Garnett suffered his injury. Here’s hoping that CJ can bounce back and be ready for the playoffs.