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CJ McCollum Will Undergo Surgery In Offseason

CJ McCollum Will Undergo Surgery In Offseason

CJ McCollum Will Undergo Surgery In Offseason

CJ McCollum Will Undergo Surgery In Offseason

It has been revealed by CJ McCollum that the right thumb injury he has been playing through this season will require surgery in the offseason. While dealing with this shooting hand injury, he is still averaging 21 points and 6 assists per game.

McCollum will not be undergoing the surgery now as he wants to compete for the postseason with New Orleans; he has said that he will undergo surgery once he knows the fate of the Pelicans and if they can make it to the playoffs.

“I knew the final outcome would probably be surgery, and I was notified that that’s what it’s going to have to be” wrote McCollum in his diary for Andscape. “It’s my shooting hand, so you’re always a little nervous. So, I just been checking in with a hand specialist out of New York and just making sure things are progressing and continue to get images every couple weeks to track the progress as to what type of surgery I may need, what’s the process going to look like and I’m comfortable with what I’ve been hearing so far, so I’ll be all right. But I’m not making any excuses. I’ve been in the league for a long time, and I pride myself on being the best leader I can be on and off the court. We don’t have the luxury of sitting certain games at this stage of the season based on standings. I would like to compete in the playoffs for my 10th straight season or at least give ourselves a chance and address what needs to be addressed after our fate has been determined.”

The Pelicans, after a big victory against the Clippers, are 37-37. They have a tied record with the Timberwolves and Lakers, but what is better is that they moved themselves deeper into the play-in tournament with the 9th seed.

New Orleans is only 1.5 games out of 5th and 2 games out of 4th. Their next game is Monday night against the Trail Blazers in Portland, they only have 8 games left on the season.

The NBA season ends April 9th, play-in begins April 11th.

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