Blazers’ McCollum to undergo MRI on left knee

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SAN ANTONIO — Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum suffered what the team is calling a left leg injury Saturday that forced him out of action against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. He did not return.

McCollum will undergo an MRI on his left knee Sunday, the team announced.

McCollum crashed to the floor after a drive to the basket with 7:17 remaining in the third quarter, and he appeared to immediately clutch his left knee as he winced in pain. Teammates huddled around McCollum near the basket, with Skal Labissiere and Meyers Leonard eventually helping McCollum to the locker room.

Despite the injury, McCollum was able to put weight on his left foot on the way to the locker room.

Over the past four seasons, McCollum has played 309 out of 315 possible games, including Saturday night’s. He ranks third in total minutes played over that span, trailing only James Harden and Andrew Wiggins.

McCollum entered the contest averaging 21.5 points to go with 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

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

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