Posted October 06, 2013

Trail Blazers rookie CJ McCollum to have surgery after breaking foot

C.J. McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum of the Trail Blazers

CJ McCollum (right) averaged 21 points at the Las Vegas Summer League. (Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, the 10th pick in the 2013 draft, will have surgery after breaking his foot in practice Saturday.

McCollum, 22, broke the the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot. It’s the same injury he sustained in a Jan. 5 game for Lehigh last season. McCollum was expected to be sidelined 8-10 weeks, but he ended up missing the rest of the college season.

The Blazers said they won’t set a timetable for his recovery until after the surgery, which hadn’t been scheduled yet.

The 6-foot-4 McCollum averaged 23.9 points in 12 games as a senior last season. He averaged 21 points (on 36.6 percent shooting) in five games for Portland at the Las Vegas Summer League.

McCollum was facing stiff competition for playing time during his rookie season. The Blazers’ backcourt includes reigning Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard and veterans Wes Matthews and Mo Williams.

Here are highlights of McCollum at Summer League:

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