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Zach Collins Injury Recovery Expected to Take “Months, Not Weeks”

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The Trail Blazers forward’s shoulder injury will require surgery, per a report from Dwight Jaynes of NBCSportsNorthwest,

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers-Media Day Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins will be out for “months, not weeks”, with “a return time for the playoffs” being a possibility according to a report from Dwight Jaynes of NBCSportsNorthwest. Collins injured his left shoulder Sunday in a game versus the Dallas Mavericks.

The article quotes league sources for the information. It also states that surgery decreases the chance of repeating the injury compared to natural healing.

According to the Northern Westchester Hospital website, the labrum is another name for the shoulder socket that holds the shoulder blade, collarbone, and the humerus, or upper arm bone.