Portland Path Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been recognized with a pneumothorax in his proper lung, the staff introduced Tuesday evening.
A pneumothorax is a collapsed lung, and it was found Tuesday after the veteran underwent a CT scan.
On Saturday, within the fourth quarter of a recreation towards the Boston Celtics, McCollum suffered the harm, and the staff stated he will probably be additional evaluated earlier than a prognosis and standing is set. He was not within the lineup on Monday, when Portland fell to the LA Clippers, 102-90.
Severely short-handed in that defeat, Portland battled Los Angeles, however ultimately could not make up for the lack of not solely McCollum, but in addition All-Star guard Damian Lillard (stomach) and backup level guard Anfernee Simons (ankle).
McCollum additionally didn’t journey with the Path Blazers for Wednesday’s recreation on the Golden State Warriors.
McCollum, 30, has began all 24 video games he is performed on this season, averaging 20.6 factors, 4.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists. The Blazers have struggled within the early going. The loss to the Clippers dropped them to 11-14.
The Related Press contributed to this report.