Report: Blazers' Collins to undergo shoulder surgery
NBA.com Global on Nov 03, 2019 07:24 PM
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Portland's already thin frontcourt has reportedly suffered another blow. Jason Quick of The Athletic tweeted that Zach Collins will undergo surgery on the left shoulder that was dislocated during the Blazers' 121-119 win over Dallas last Sunday (last Monday, PHL time).
Blazers forward Zach Collins will have surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder, sources tell The Athletic.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) November 3, 2019
The 10th overall pick of the 2017 Draft, Collins is averaging a career-high 28.7 minutes for the depleted Blazers, who are already without center Jusuf Nurkic. Any prolonged absence by Collins would leave Hassan Whiteside, Skal Labissiere and Moses Brown as Portland's only true big men.
The Blazers, who advanced to the Western Conference finals last season, were 3-3, following a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).