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Trail Blazers Forward Zach Collins Undergoes Second Ankle Surgery, Out Indefinitely

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The team announces that Collins will not be returning anytime soon.

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins underwent ankle surgery today, his second for the same injury since September. The team has announced that he will be out indefinitely.

The Blazers shared the news in this press release:

Portland Trail Blazers forward/center Zach Collins underwent revision surgery today to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture, it was announced by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

The procedure was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

Collins previously underwent ankle surgery on September 1.

Collins is out indefinitely and his status will be updated accordingly.

Collins played in only 11 games last season, suffering a shoulder injury after the first three games of 2019-20. He returned late in the year only to fall to the ankle injury. He averaged 7.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game during those 11 outings.

This season is the fourth of Collins’ career. The Blazers selected him 10th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft.