Sunday, January 13, 2013

C. J. McCollum Breaks Foot, Out 8-10 Weeks

Lehigh star guard C. J. McCollum was the nation's top college basketball scorer, until he broke his fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot during Saturday's loss against VCU.
Lehigh coach Brett Reed told ESPN, "Recovery time is estimated at eight to ten weeks. We are going to make sure C. J. is fully recovered and will place the highest priority on quality of care and be certain the injury has healed properly before full activity is resumed." Reed said Saturday that McCollum has dealt with ankle sprains in the past.
McCollum underwent surgery on Tuesday morning to repair the break in his left foot.
Initially there wasn't much worry about McCollum's injury. It occurred during a crossover move on the defense. McCollum didn't get caught up or step on anyone's foot, but pulled up limping after penetrating closer to the hoop, throwing the ball just as the injury occurs. He did not return to the court after the injury.
During the game, McCollum could be seen telling his teammates, "I broke my foot." The senior is a projected first-round pick during the NBA draft, according to scouts. Lehigh and McCollum became household names after they upset No. 2 seed Duke in the Round of 64 in the NCAA championship. During the game McCollum scored 30 points in leading his team to victory over Duke.
Thus far this season the 6-foot 3 McCollum is a pre-season All-American, and averaging 23.9 points per game. He is a two-time Patriot League Player of the Year.
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