Portland guard CJ McCollum will return to the Trail Blazers’ lineup on the highway against the Magic on Jan. 17, in accordance to The Athletic.
McCollum was recognized with a collapsed proper lung—formally referred to as pneumothorax—on Dec. 8. He suffered the harm in Blazers’ 145–117 loss to the Celtics on Dec. 4.
On Dec. 23, the Blazers announced that McCollum had recovered from the harm, permitting him to have interaction in non-contact drills, elevated conditioning and taking pictures. In accordance to Bleacher Report’s Sean Highkin, McCollum additionally started doing cardio.
McCollum has averaged 20.6 factors and 4.5 assists on 39.3% from three level vary by 24 video games this season.
Portland (16–25) sits tenth within the Western Convention and is coming off of a 140–108 loss to the Nuggets. The Blazers—which have had 14 completely different beginning lineups this season due to accidents—have misplaced seven of their final 10 video games and have gone 5–11 since McCollum’s absence.
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