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CJ McCollum reportedly had plasma injection in knee

CJ McCollum

CJ McCollum looked sharp in the Portland Trail Blazers preseason opener against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, and that must have been a welcome sign to the team after McCollum battled some knee issues in recent months.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports that McCollum received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right knee during the offseason after he was experiencing some pain and swelling. Sources told Haynes that McCollum began experiencing the discomfort late last season, but an MRI revealed that there was no structural damage. McCollum was sidelined for nine weeks after getting the injection.

McCollum scored nine points in 12 minutes on Saturday, which would seem to indicate he was feeling fine. If he was still experiencing pain or there was any question about his health, he probably would not have played in a meaningless preseason game.


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