(NEW YORK) — Before the regular season has even started, the Portland Trail Blazers have to deal with a major injury as rookie guard C.J. McCollum is out indefinitely with a broken foot.
McCollum fractured the fifth metatarsal bone on Saturday and will require surgery. A timetable for his recovery will be released once he undergoes the procedure.
This is not the first time McCollum has suffered this injury. While at Lehigh University, McCollum broke the same foot during a game back in January.
McCollum spent four seasons at Lehigh and was one of the best scoring guards in the nation during that time. He averaged over 20 points per game three straight seasons. During his senior year, he averaged 23.9 points per game.
Despite his injury, the Blazers were so intrigued with McCollum’s ability to score they selected him with the 10th overall pick in draft this past June.
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Jill Martin, CNN
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