Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
The Portland Trail Blazers received depressing news last week as rookie C.J. McCollum broke his left foot in practice.
What makes this extra disheartening is the fact that McCollum broke this same foot in January. This occurred during a game while he was playing at Lehigh.
This already raises fears in the minds of Portland fans, who have witnessed more than their fair share of injuries (i.e. Greg Oden, Brandon Roy).
Hopefully, McCollum's career trajectory isn't overly crippled by this, but when a foot is broken twice within a year, you can't help but wonder how one's future could be stunted.
This injury requires surgery, and the Blazers have not unveiled a timetable for a return.
There will certainly be wisdom in being extra cautious with McCollum, even if it means he forfeits most of his rookie season.