PORTLAND, Pray. – Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum was diagnosed with a pneumothorax in his right lung, the team announced Tuesday night.
A pneumothorax is a collapsed lung and was discovered Tuesday after the veteran underwent a CT scan.
On Saturday, in the final quarter of a game against the Boston Celtics, McCollum suffered the injury and the team said it would be further evaluated before the prognosis and status were determined. He wasn’t in the lineup Monday when Portland fell to the LA Clippers, 102-90.
Portland faced Los Angeles but couldn’t make up for the loss of not just McCollum, but also All-Star guard Damian Lillard (midsection) and backup point guard Anfernee Simons (ankle).
McCollum also did not travel with the Trail Blazers for Wednesday’s game at the Golden State Warriors.
McCollum, 30, has started all 24 games he has played this season, averaging 20.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists. The Blazers have struggled at first. The loss to the Clippers reduced them to 11-14.
Associated Press contributed to this report.