Portland Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins fracture in his foot, The Athletic reported Tuesday, continuing a run of bad injury luck after he missed the 2020-21 season recovering from ankle surgery.
The report did not say how Collins’ most recent injury occurred. He will be restricted free agent this offseason.
Collins last played Aug. 13 in the NBA bubble near Orlando, but sat out the playoff portion of the league’s 2020 return due to his ankle injury. Collins underwent ankle surgery Sept. 1 and had a revision surgery to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture on Dec. 30. At the time, the Blazers said Collins was out “indefinitely.”
Collins also missed four months of the 2019-20 season after needing surgery on his left labrum.
The 10th overall draft pick in 2017 out of Gonzaga, Collins has started just 12 of the 154 NBA games he has played. In three seasons, he has scored 5.7 points per game with 4.0 rebounds.
–Field Level Media