CJ McCollum Diagnosed with a Collapsed Right Lung

CJ McCollum Diagnosed with a Collapsed Right Lung Photo: TT
CJ McCollum reacts after hitting a shot late in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

The Portland Blazers veteran CJ McCollum has been unfortunately diagnosed with a collapsed right lung. According to the Blazers, McCollum will be sidelined indefinitely and there’s no date yet of his return.

It’s noted that McCollum had incurred injuries during their match against the Boston Celtics on Saturday, then the team suffered a loss at the same time. There was a possibility of rib contusion, as he did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. During the season, McCollum managed to set a record of 20.5 points with 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.

The CT scan confirmed his real condition that he is suffering from a collapsed right lung.

Since McCollum will be out of the game for a while, the Blazers might be struggling to improve their gameplay. Not only McCollum is absent, but also their point guard Anfernee Simons who is currently suffering a right ankle sprain, forward Nassir Little with his left ankle sprain, and Damian Lillard with his lower abdominal tendinopathy.

Even their center player [Cody Zeller][1] is struggling with his bruised right quad and guard Ben McLemore has a bruised hip.

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James showed his support to McCollum when he found out about the diagnosis. He posted in his Twitter account, tagging @CJMcCollum, to get well ASAP.

McCollum is the current president of the NBA Players Association and he is well-received by players because of his outstanding leadership on and off the court.

</center?[1]: https://www.sportspundit.com/basketball/players/25017-cody-zeller
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