Portland Trail Blazers’ guard C.J. McCollum will be out indefinitely with a collapsed lung, per NBA.com.
The injury – which is medically known as a pneumothorax – was discovered by a CT scan on December 7th.
McCollum suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Trail Blazers’ 117-145 loss to the Boston Celtics on December 4th.
A pneumothorax is defined as “air around or outside the lung,” per John Hopkins Medicine.
In severe cases, doctors must remove air from around the lung via a chest tube.
Hopefully, McCollum will make a speedy recovery from the injury.
McCollum is averaging 20.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assists through 24 games this season.