CJ McCollum Injury: Updates on Trail Blazers Guard's Foot and Return

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistOctober 5, 2013

PORTLAND, OR - SEPTEMBER 30: CJ McCollum
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Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard C.J. McCollum has missed an extended period of time due to suffering from a fracture to the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot during practice.

The team announced confirmed the news on Oct. 5:

X-ray's confirm Portland G CJ McCollum sustained a fractured 5th metatarsal bone in his left foot at practice on Saturday at the PF.

— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) October 5, 2013

McCollum underwent successful surgery on Oct. 16. 

Updates from Wednesday, Jan. 8

Anne M. Peterson reports that McCollum has taken the floor for the Trail Blazers:

CJ McCollum makes his NBA debut, gets an ovation. Nice welcome for the rookie

— Anne M. Peterson (@AnnieMPeterson) January 9, 2014