Report: Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum expect to return from collapsed lung Monday

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is reportedly nearing a return from a collapsed lung.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, McCollum is expected to be in the lineup when the Blazers visit the Orlando Magic Monday.

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is expected to return to lineup on Monday vs. the Magic in Orlando, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. McCollum fully recovered from a collapsed lung that he suffered on Dec. 4 against Boston.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 14, 2022

McCollum was injured in Dec. 4 game against the Celtics and diagnosed with a collapsed right lung on Dec. 7. On Dec. 23, the team announced he was fully healed and cleared to return to team activities.

In 24 games this season, McCollum is averaging 20.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists. His addition will be a big boost to a Blazers team after all-NBA guard Damian Lillard had abdominal surgery earlier this week.

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