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Trail Blazers F Zach Collins Injured, Season Over

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The Blazers will be without their starting power forward for the rest of the 2019-20 campaign.

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins is out for the season, the result of an ankle injury that will require surgery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN relayed the news.

Collins appeared in just 11 games for the Blazers this season. He spent most of the year recovering from shoulder surgery. He averaged 7.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game before exiting Portland’s play-in game with the Memphis Grizzlies after 7 minutes of play. His injury was termed “ankle inflammation” at the time.

The Blazers continue their 2020 NBA Playoffs series with the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow at 5:30 PM, Pacific.

Update

From the Blazers’ official press release:

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.