The Portland Trail Blazers got a twin dose of bad news during Tuesday afternoon’s NBA Summer League contest versus the San Antonio Spurs in Las Vegas, losing first-round pick Zach Collins to a quad contusion and guard Pat Connaughton to a hamstring injury. Both players left the game in the second quarter.
Update: 3:25 PM
Zach Collins’ injury appears to be a thigh contusion, not a knee contusion as earlier speculated.
Zach Collins says he hopes to play again in Summer League. Injury is to upper thigh. Not sure how it happened.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 11, 2017
Zach Collins on quad injury: "I don’t know if I got hit or pulled something or what ... I just know it hurts."— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 11, 2017
Collins said he hurt his leg in the last game, had been receiving treatment, flared up after taking a hit this afternoon.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) July 11, 2017
Connaughton’s issue remains the hamstring.
@PlanetPat5 said he pulled his hamstring prior to the dish to Layman but didn't want another turnover, so he made sure to get off the pass— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) July 11, 2017
Collins appeared to re-aggravate the knee that he injured in a collision during Sunday night’s contest against the Boston Celtics.
Zach Collins walking off the court with a slight limp. No official word from the Blazers but it appears to be his right knee.— Mike Richman (@mikegrich) July 11, 2017
Collins banged that same knee in Game 2 on Sunday night. He played 11 minutes and had 4 points and 4 rebounds.— Mike Richman (@mikegrich) July 11, 2017
Connaughton came up limping with a hamstring tweak and went to the locker room soon after.
Correction from Blazers: Collins injury is to RIGHT quad and Connaughton is LEFT hamstring.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 11, 2017
Both came out of the locker room to sit on the bench for the second half. We will update as necessary.