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CJ McCollum joins long list of injured Trail Blazers, and fans are having a meltdown

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The Trail Blazers have had a rough go with injuries in recent days. 

First, the Blazers lost Jusuf Nurkic to a broken wrist. Then, just one game later, the Blazers lost CJ McCollum to a left foot strain.

Fans were a little dejected, to say the least. However, the feeling in Rip City turned even worse on Monday night when it was revealed that McCollum's injury was worse than expected.

Further imaging of the foot showed a hairline fracture to the lateral cuneiform and that McCollum will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

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The injury happened in the first quarter of the team's win over the Atlanta Hawks when Clint Capela accidentally stepped on McCollum's foot.

McCollum left the game, would not return, and did not play in the team's loss to the Spurs Monday. It will be quite a bit of time before McCollum returns, and the Blazers will lean on shooting guard by committee with Rodney Hood, Gary Trent Jr., and others filling the role. 

Hood had a great game filling in for McCollum with 21 points, but replacing McCollum fully will be impossible.

The news that McCollum's injury was worse than initially thought was a gut-punch of sorts for Rip City. Fans, who were already on edge with the initial diagnosis, weren't happy to see the late-breaking news.