At the 7:08 mark in the third quarter, Jakob Poeltl blocked McCollum 's driving lay-in. McCollum’s legs then got tangled up with Poeltl’s after the block and McCollum fell awkwardly to the ground.
The Trail Blazers starting shooting guard stayed on the ground in pain for a couple of minutes, holding his left knee, as the Blazer took a full timeout and the entire team stood around McCollum. He was helped off the court to the locker room.
McCollum goes up for a layup and takes a hard fall. Has to be helped to the locker room. We will have updates as soon as we get them.... pic.twitter.com/YZNN8uneW7— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) March 17, 2019
The good news-- McCollum was able to put a little bit of pressure on his left leg as walked to the locker room.
McCollum helped back to LR very slowly— Dwight Jaynes (@dwightjaynes) March 17, 2019
Before leaving the game, McCollum had 10 points and five assists in 23 minutes of play.
The Blazers announced at the end of the third quarter, that McCollum will not return. The Blazers are currently calling it a “left leg injury."
Make sure to check back after the Blazers and Spurs game for an update on McCollum.
UPDATE: According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, McCollum will undergo an MRI on his left knee on Sunday.
Portland guard @CJMcCollum will undergo an MRI on his left knee on Sunday, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2019