WOJ: Zach Collins to undergo season-ending surgery
Zach Collins’ season is reportedly over. ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski with the report:
Portland’s Zach Collins will require season-ending ankle surgery, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 21, 2020
Collins was injured in the first half of Portland’s win over Memphis in the Western Conference play-in game on August 15th. He has not played in a game since, and earlier this week the team announced he would be re-evaluated in one week’s time. Now, that timetable looks to run through the rest of the season.
From the Trail Blazers press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. (August 21, 2020) – Further imaging shows Portland forward Zach Collins with a hairline medial malleolus stress fracture of his left ankle, it was announced today by Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. The injury will require surgery to repair. A date for surgery is to be determined. Collins will miss the remainder of the postseason.
Collins, 22, appeared in 11 games (all starts) for the Trail Blazers this season, posting averages of 7.0 points (47.1% FG, 36.8% 3-PT, 75.0% FT), 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.45 blocks