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Report: CJ McCollum Will Return to Trail Blazers Lineup on Monday

Portland guard CJ McCollum will return to the Trail Blazers’ lineup on the road against the Magic on Jan. 17, according to The Athletic.

McCollum was diagnosed with a collapsed right lung—formally known as pneumothorax—on Dec. 8. He suffered the injury in Blazers’ 145–117 loss to the Celtics on Dec. 4.

On Dec. 23, the Blazers announced that McCollum had recovered from the injury, allowing him to engage in non-contact drills, increased conditioning and shooting. According to Bleacher Report's Sean Highkin, McCollum also began doing cardio.