Blazers' Zach Collins out about 4 months after shoulder surgery

Zach Collins out 4 months after shoulder surgery

Trail Blazers: Zach Collins out four months after shoulder surgery

Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to fix his left labrum but will miss the next four months of the National Basketball Association season, the team announced. Collins will need at least that long to recover after having shoulder surgery, the team announced Tuesday.

In the first three games of the season, Collins averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and a flawless 100 percent from the free-throw line.

Collins sustained the injury during the fourth quarter of Portland's 121-119 victory in Dallas on October 27. After being used as a role player during his first two seasons, Collins was named a starter prior to the start of the 2019-20 season.

Collins is an ascending player who seemingly came out of nowhere past year in the playoffs to star for the Blazers. The Blazers have gone just 1-3 since Collins' injury.

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