January 6, 2013 at 12:20 am #8746
Just finished watching the VCU game. According to the lip readers at NBC Sports and it sure looked like it to me, he said he broke his left foot. I also watched Bucknell and Missouri on ESPN3. It was going to tough enough to beat Bucknell with CJ. If his foot is indeed broken, the Bison can be crowned now.January 6, 2013 at 12:37 am #8747
Overall, great effort. Just dont have the horses to finish off a team like VCU. Need another big man.
Gabe leaves it all out there, but not much help. Lets hope CJ heals up quickly.January 6, 2013 at 12:43 am #8748
My heart breaks for CJ. Lets pray the injury is not as bad as all are speculating. So proud of our guys. Everyone stepped up, even AD. Terrible idea for MM to go for 3. Worse that refs missed blatant foul on shot. A game we could have won w or w/o CJ. With him doing his usual 2nd half no doubt for me we win.
Woulda,coulda… but the way the team stayed tough and hustled, again very proud of them. No sense in nitpicking TOs or missed chances as we made lots of clutch plays also.January 6, 2013 at 1:57 am #8750
Let’s try to keep CJ stuff on one thread. Broke my heart to see him hurt, and the raw emotion of it, I love this kid and hope he gets a speedy recovery.
Per Rich post, Reed said “may” be broken, so let’s hope for best. Either way, whether broken or not, just let him please get back to 100% whenever that may be, because his future is so bright.
For LU purposes, the sooner the better, but if it isn’t meant to be, then it ain’t meant to be. The young man’s health is 100% most important here.
Get well CJ.January 6, 2013 at 7:21 am #8752
First of all, I am praying that he heals quickly. He was on his way to having a great senior year. My prayers go out to CJ, his family and the team. I hope all the teams are safe. Just broke my heart to see him not play in front of scouts, but so proud of how the team played. Sorry, but I was not that impressed with VCU. I thought sure they would blow LU out when CJ left the game. Great job by the players.January 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm #8754
I have had the distinct pleasure of speaking to CJ on a number of occasions over the past four years – be it at Meet and Greets, Annual Banquets or before and after games. Each time I walk away thinking to myself, “This guy is too good to be true” and how lucky we are as fans and alumni to have him represent us the way he does. My prayers do indeed go out to this fine young man. May he enjoy a speedy and full recovery followed by success in his chosen careers of professional basketball and journalism.
VCU Coach Shaka Smart’s comments after the game……..
“Watching him after the game, he understands that he’s going to be back,” Smart said. “He understands that he’s got a lot of basketball ahead of him. I don’t know how long he’s going to be out but hopefully he comes back as soon as he can this year, because they’ve got a heck of a team.”
“With him in the lineup, they can literally beat anyone in the country.”January 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm #8758
Per Katz tweet, CJ has a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal. Common injury for Bball players. Can take anywhere from 6 weeks to a yr to heal depending on individual, severity and treatment.
I have done the same twice. 1st time was able to return in just over 4 weeks. 2 nd one ,a bit more severe took just under 7 weeks. Sure the Drs will be more precise after further testing. Most important that he heal completely. If he can make it back great if not we know team will give it their best.January 6, 2013 at 8:18 pm #8762
Confirmed 8-10 weeks. Assume that means boot, no surgery. If they put a screw in it, probably 4-6 weeks, but I guess he or his advisors don’t want to go that route, and I can’t blame them. Best case scenario is PL tourney and then not 100%, at least in game fitness.
Interestingly, for me,my son just had the exact same injury. Same boat, same foot. He was in a walking boot to knee for about 8 weeks, crutches for about first 5 weeks. He came back too early in retrospect, and rebroke it. Another boot for another 6 weeks and it was tender and sore for a few months. He’s no elite athlete like CJ, but young bones are young bones.
;January 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm #8763
Yup, here it is folks, life post CJ might have already begun. Time to step up.
Preseason All-American guard C.J. McCollum likely will miss the next two months or more with a broken bone in his left foot, X-rays confirmed today.January 6, 2013 at 8:30 pm #8765
Everyone different but my drs pinned my foot not to speed recovery but to strengthen bone which it did for me in both feet. All irrelevant now, only thing that is crucial is for CJ to heal completely. 10 weeks sounds about right. No way he’ll be in game shape. Need at least 2 weeks to get his wind and legs back. Only shortcut I am aware of is if Drs let him do pool work.January 6, 2013 at 8:30 pm #8766
Review of calendar. PL tournament in 3/6, 3/9, 3/13. 10 weeks from yesterday would be 3/16. So, if he is out 10 weeks his Lehigh career is over. It he is out 8 weeks, we have him for entire PL tourney and hopefully beyond. I don’t think he wants to out like this. So, I think we see him on 3/6.
Sad that he will miss out on a lot of records by not playing this entire season.January 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm #8767
Quick look at record book. Queenan 2703, CJ 2361. So, he would have set the school record in Game 13 or 14 of the PL schedule. So, that is a real disappointment. He also would have probably set the scoring record for 1 season and built on his PL scoring record all-time. I had a chuckle reading Bucknell board where somebody actually said Muscala had passes CJ as best player in PL. Somebody needs to tell that guy that CJ was leading the nation in scoring.January 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm #8768
A side note. I am impressed with the sincere good sportsmanship on all the PL boards.January 6, 2013 at 9:31 pm #8769
I won’t claim Muscala is the best PL player, but if you want to use statistics this year to choose between the two, you’ll lose that argument. Almost every statistical measuring system this year has Muscala ahead. Some well-regarded metrics have Muscala #1 in the nation (one that has him #1 is ESPN’s). Pomeroy ranks him #6, behind five high NBA draft picks.
In any event, I hope he heals quickly and is back for the tournament.January 6, 2013 at 10:15 pm #8771
Not ready to give up on this team
Life Without CJ
UNT: Shot 32 for 66 (48.5%)
Gave up 75
VCU: (final 25 min. 36 sec.)
Shot 12 of 28 (.429%)
Gave up 34
Shot 44 for 94 (.468%)
Gave up 109
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