Portland clears rookie CJ McCollum to do three-on-three drills

Sep 30, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) and guard Wesley Matthews (right) pose for a photo during media day at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

After undergoing X-rays and a CT scan on Wednesday, Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard CJ McCollum has been cleared to participate in three-on-three drills.

McCollum, selected tenth in the 2013 NBA Draft, fractured a bone in his left foot during training camp and has been forced to watch Portland’s remarkable start to the season from the bench.

The rookie out of Lehigh, however, is confident he’s making progress:

I’ve still got the reins on me a little bit. But it’s a process. I’m getting closer and closer and I’m looking forward to returning.


They have a plan in place for me. It’s just day-to-day, where you’re doing different stuff, different lifts, different stuff on the court. We’ll continue to ramp it up weekly based on how I’m feeling. That’s the biggest thing. The X-ray and CT scan was fine, but we want to make sure I’m feeling OK before we move on the next step (The Oregonian).

The Blazers, who beat the Houston Rockets 111-104 on Thursday night, will play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

[Source: The Oregonian]

Topics: CJ McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers

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