Originally written on College Chalktalk  |  Last updated 11/16/14
(Courtesy: Keith Gary) Much like he was following Lehigh’s 75-70 upset win over Duke in the NCAA tournament last March, standout guard C.J. McCollum found himself trending on Twitter Saturday night during and after the Mountain Hawks 59-55 loss at VCU. Only this time, it was for all of the wrong reasons. McCollum left the game against the Rams with just over five minutes remaining in the first half and did not return to the court. While there has been no official word from Lehigh, the early signs are not good. You didn’t have to be much of a lip-reader to know the prognosis, however, when NBC Sports Network zoomed in tight on a visibly upset McCollum after he returned to the bench in the second half and mouthed to a teammate, “I broke my foot.” McCollum, who had only missed the Dec. 20 game at North Texas in his 3-1/2 years under Coach Brett Reed, left the arena with a heavily wrapped left foot and sporting a pair of crutches. “I’ve never missed a game in my life,” McCollum said after missing the win over North Texas. “I hurt my ankle, sprained it. I have done it before, but never so close to a game. If I could’ve walked, I would’ve played.” While the injury against the Rams appears to be much more severe than a sprain, it occurred on an innocuous looking play while McCollum attempted to break down Briante Weber on a drive to the basket. Pulling up lame after darting to his right, the nation’s leading scorer dished to Anthony D’Orazio who made a jumper from the corner as McCollum hobbled toward the sideline. A video of the sequence can be found here. The Mountain Hawks have a game against Division III Muhlenberg on Tuesday before opening their Patriot League schedule against Holy Cross on Jan. 12. What is expected to be a dead-heat against Bucknell for the PL automatic bid would be tilted decidedly in the Bison favor should McCollum be out for an extended period of time. For their part, the Lehigh Athletic Department has released only a few details and tweeted “Quick update on C.J. McCollum, all we know now is he’s suffered a foot injury. Will know more over the coming days. Check back for updates.” For probably the best insight immediately after the game including quotes from Reed and VCU Coach Shake Smart, who knows McCollum well, check out the USA Today story by Nicole Auerbach. Related Posts:McCollum speakFacing Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum an eternal nightmare forElla Ellis showing the way for a young Army squadOnly a Patriot League title will do for Mike Muscala and…Lehigh and Bucknell clear favorites for Patriot League…
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Cormier tells Jones to get his s-- together

Fans holding 'Free Tom Brady Rally' at Gillette Stadium

Josh Hamilton to be activated by Rangers

WATCH: Top CB recruit makes insane catch doing backflip

Biggest surprises of the MLB season


Marcus Mariota leads NFL in jersey sales for May

Report: Scott Skiles frontrunner for Magic coaching job

Shanahan: injuries are not why Robert Griffin III struggles

Kyle Korver ruled out for remainder of playoffs

Randy Moss attends cancer survivor's graduation

Roger Staubach shares thoughts on Greg Hardy

Warriors crush Rockets in Houston to take 3-0 series lead

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell whiffs on horrible golf swing

Brian Matusz ejected for having foreign substance on arm

PHOTO: Don Cherry wears wild suit even for his taste

PHOTOS: Gigantic sinkhole at Jack Nicklaus golf course

WATCH: Memphis player catches defense sleeping, scores

WATCH: Astros turn around-the-horn triple play

French Open Women's preview: Who will make the quarters?

WATCH: Bryan Price gets ejected before game starts

WATCH: Vin Scully narrates fan's marriage proposal

WATCH: Harper, Matt Williams have special handshake

The Yankees are succeeding despite the numbers

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Eight biggest surprises of the MLB season

Bryan Price ejected before first pitch

Vin Scully narrates marriage proposal

Pats fan's obituary defends Brady

Marlins players skip own charity event

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

Jim Kelly: No doubt Tom Brady cheated

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

Ex-players sue NFL for conspiring to push painkillers

Astros surprising, but can get better with Correa

Here come the Giants

Aaron Hernandez got new tattoo in prison

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.