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Portland Trail Blazers say Zach Collins out for four months

Wednesday 6 November 2019 07:57, UK

Zach Collins high-fives his Portland team-mates during Game 6
Image: Zach Collins underwent surgery on his dislocated left shoulder

Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins will be out at least four months after surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder, the team announced on Tuesday.

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Collins sustained the injury during the fourth quarter of Portland's 121-119 victory in Dallas on October 27.

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The optimistic timetable would have Collins returning with about a month left in the regular season.

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Collins, who turns 22 later this month, was the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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He started Portland's first three games this season and averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 28.7 minutes.

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Collins averaged 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 17.6 minutes last season, appearing in 77 games off the bench.

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