Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins has undergone a second ankle surgery and will be out indefinitely, the team announced Wednesday.
The revision surgery was done to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture, Neil Olshey, president of basketball operations announced in a statement.
The procedure was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.
Collins injured his ankle at the NBA bubble during the play-in game against Memphis on Aug. 15. He underwent ankle surgery on Sept. 1.
The team originally expected Collins to return in late January 2021.
Collins missed most of last season with a shoulder injury before returning for the restart at the bubble. He has appeared in only 12 Blazers games dating back to the start of the 2019-20 season.
“I just really feel bad for Zach,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “He’s such a good young man. I like him as a person…I just I feel bad for him. I know he’ll work hard to come back, just like he did from his shoulder, just like he did from his foot. But especially for a young player who is trying to get his career on track the setbacks have been disappointing for him.”
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