McCollum had been injured at the Blazers’ 108-103 reduction after stepping into the floor after a drive to the basket together with 7:17 remaining in the next quarter, also then he immediately clutched his left knee since he winced in pain. Team Mates huddled around McCollum Close to the basket, together with Skal Labissiere and Meyers Leonard finally helping him into the locker room.
“I moved up for a layup, a left hand lay up, and big fella [former Blazer Jakob Poeltl] obstructed it,” McCollum said after Saturday’s match. “I landed in my own foot, kind of immobilized my foot on the earth, felt my knee sort of spin. I had been in pain. It hurts. You don’t ever want to become hurt, person. Perhaps not ever, particularly at this point in the season. There is nothing I could do about it but rehab and determine the things they say. I can walk, but I’m not sure what the extent of this is. Obviously, to the replay it’s hard to kind of see it as my foot is immobilized and his body is not there. But there is some disquiet, some pain in certain places. So we’ll see what happens. It’s definitely around my knee, but I actually don’t know the extent of this. I really don’t know whether it’s lateral. I really don’t understand. I only realize that it’s not normal.”
Within the previous four seasons, McCollum has played 309 out of a potential 315 games, including Saturday. He ranks third in total minutes played that interval, trailing only James Harden and Andrew Wiggins.
McCollum entered the competition averaging 21.5 points to go with 4.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists. He left the floor after scoring 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting at 22 minutes.