C.J. McCollum Injury: Updates on Blazers Guard's Finger and Return

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2014

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C.J. McCollum fractured his right index finger in a victory over New Orleans in November. McCollum will play on Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

Continue for updates.

McCollum to Play vs. Milwaukee

Wednesday, Dec. 17

C.J. McCollum will be suiting up tonight for the Portland Trail Blazers confirms the team's PR account:

McCollum Probable vs. Milwaukee

Tuesday, Dec. 16

The Portland Trail Blazers announced that C.J. McCollum is probable to return to the lineup on Wednesday as the team takes on Milwaukee. McCollum has been out of the lineup since fracturing his right index finger. The Blazers are currently 19-6 and winners of seven of their last 10 games.

McCollum Fractures Finger, To Be Re-Evaluated in Four Weeks

Tuesday, Nov. 18

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum will miss at least the next four weeks after suffering a fracture to his right index finger in Monday night's 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced Tuesday.

McCollum, 23, is averaging 5.0 points and 1.1 assists per game this season, his second in Portland. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2013 draft, McCollum's pro career has been mired with injuries. He was limited to only 38 games as a rookie due to a fractured foot and struggled to get acclimated after his recovery.

Working as a backup to Wesley Matthews, McCollum was again struggling to be a consistent bench scorer in 2014-15. He's hitting 37.2 percent of his shots, struggling particularly inside the three-point line. McCollum has made only five of his 19 shots from inside. The former Lehigh star is shooting a solid 45.8 percent from beyond the arc and has emerged as a solid floor-spacer.

Will Barton and Allen Crabbe will likely see an increase in minutes with McCollum sidelined.ย 

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