Portland Trail Blazers’ rookie guard CJ McCollum, who broke a bone in his left foot, will have an ultrasound procedure instead of surgery.
As reported by Mike Tokito at oregonian.com, the Blazers said the procedure is non-operative and will be done by Dr. Robert Anderson on Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C. In a news release by the team, the procedure is intended to stimulate bone growth. The team gave no timeline for recovery.
Initially after the injury earlier this month, the team announced that McCollum would need surgery. But McCollum opted to speak to several doctors and weigh his options. Coach Terry Stotts said after Tuesday’s practice that he would like McCollum to travel with the team as he undergoes rehabilitation.
“I would like him with the team when it’s OK for him to be with the team,” Stotts said. “Obviously, we’ll see how everything goes, but I think it’s important that he remain part of the team, and going on the road will be a part of that.”
McCollum was drafted in t...