C.J. McCollum underwent an MRI on Sunday, which revealed a Popliteus strain in his left knee, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Portland guard CJ McCollum to Yahoo Sports after learning he suffered a left knee strain: “God looked out for me. Could’ve been a lot worse.” Will be re-evaluated in a week.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 17, 2019
McCollum is expected to be re-examined next week.
A quick Google Search reveals that a Popliteus strain is simply a muscle strain. The Popliteus muscle “helps to stabilize the back and outer back of the knee and is most often injured in downhill skiing and long-distance running,” according to Physio-Pedia.com.
McCollum immediately grabbed at his left leg after he fell against San Antonio Saturday night. He needed help to get to the locker room and was in pain talking to the media after the game.
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 17, 2019
Portland has three home games this week including Indiana on Monday, Dallas on Wednesday, and Detroit on Saturday.