According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Portland Trail Blazers power forward Zach Collins has re-fractured his left foot, leading to his third surgery in 10 months.
The procedure, performed on Thursday, was a second revision surgery to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture.
Collins originally had surgery on Sep. 1, 2020, after injuring his ankle in the NBA bubble. The Blazers expected Collins to return in January but the third-year pro was forced undergo a second surgery on Dec. 30 that sidelined him for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
Selected with 10th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, out of NCAA powerhouse Gonzaga, Collins has dealt with a litany of injuries in his career, even missing all but 11 games in the 2019-20 season after suffering a shoulder injury.
Following this summer, Collins will have completed his rookie contract and Portland could make him a qualifying offer of roughly $7.4 million. If Collins declines, he’ll become a restricted free agent.