Trail Blazers’ Zach Collins To Have Shoulder Surgery

Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins will undergo surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder, tweets Jason Quick of The Athletic.

The third-year center/power forward was checked by multiple doctors, and Collins and his representatives were given the choice of surgery or rehabilitation, Quick adds (Twitter link). A timeline for his return will be set after the operation.

Collins suffered the injury in Sunday’s game and underwent an MRI on Monday. He said after the game that his shoulder “popped back in cleanly.”

Collins moved into the starting center role this season and averaged 9.0 points and 4.0 rebounds through the first three games. Portland picked up his 2020/21 team option in September, and he will be eligible for a rookie scale extension next summer.

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