Trail Blazers rookie guard CJ McCollum will have an ultrasound procedure to repair the break in his left foot the team announced Tuesday. The procedure which according to the Blazers is "non-operative" will be done Wednesday in Charlotte N.C. by Dr. Robert Anderson of the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute. The procedure is "designed to stimulate bone growth" the Blazers said in a news release. The team gave no timeline for recovery. Anderson has gained a reputation for treating athletes with foot and ankle problems. Charlotte's WCNC listed Golden State's Stephen Curry as a patient as well as Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw. The New York Daily News reported that Anderson treated the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter. McCollum the No. 10 pick in June's NBA draft fractured the fifth metatarsal of his left foot during practice on Oct. 5. It was the second time this year McCollum broke the bone. He also did so in January while playing for Lehigh ending his senior year. The fifth metatarsal is the bone that connects to the pinkie toe. McCollum had surgery on the foot after breaking it the first time with a screw inserted that is still present. After this month's break the Blazers originally announced that McCollum would need surgery. But during a meeting with reporters the day after breaking the foot McCollum said he planned to speak to several doctors before deciding what to do. It's unknown when McCollum will rejoin the Blazers but coach Terry Stotts said after Tuesday's practice that he would prefer the rookie to remain connected to the team as he undergoes rehabilitation and travel with his teammates when possible.
Blazers rookie CJ McCollum will have ultrasound procedure on broken foot
Oregonian | Oct 16