Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum was diagnosed using a popliteus breed in his left knee and has avoided a critical accident, sources told ’s .

McCollum was injured at the Blazers’ 108-103 reduction after stepping to the floor following a drive to the basket with 7:17 remaining in the 3rd quarter, and he immediately clutched his left knee as he winced in pain. Team-mates huddled around McCollum Nearby the basket, with Skal Labissiere and Meyers Leonard finally helping him to the locker area.

“I went 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 on my own foot, kind of trapped my foot on the earth, felt my knee sort of tt. I had been in pain. It hurts. You don’t ever want to become hurt, man. Not ever, particularly at this point in this season. There is nothing that I can do about it rehab and see what they say. I am able to walk, but I am uncertain what the scope of this is. Evidently, to the playoffs it is tough to kind of see it as my foot is trapped and his own body is there. But there is some vexation, some pain in certain locations. Therefore we’ll see what happens. It’s definitely around my knee, but I really don’t know the amount of this. I really don’t know whether it’s lateral. I really don’t know. I just understand it’s not normal”

On the past four months, McCollum has played 309 out of some potential 315 games, including Saturday. He ranks third in total minutes played over that span, monitoring only James Harden and Andrew Wiggins.

He abandoned the floor after scoring 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting in 22 minutes.

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