Zach Collins Out Four Months after Surgery on Left Labrum

Ruben Hill
November 8, 2019

Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins will be out at least four months after surgery to fix his dislocated left shoulder, the team announced Tuesday.

Appearing in three games this year before the shoulder injury, Collins averaged nine points, four rebounds and two assists per game for the Blazers.

Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey said Collins will start rehabilitation and treatment and be re-evaluated around early March. He showed signs of discomfort immediately, removing himself from the game and heading to the locker room. Starting center Jusuf Nurkic is out for most of the season with a broken leg and veteran Pau Gasol has yet to see the court after toe issues from last May.

In the first three games of the season, Collins averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and a ideal 100 percent from the free-throw line.

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