Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express News tweets that Zach Collins’ lower left leg MRI indicated a non-displaced fracture of his fibula. According to McDonald, the Spurs center might be out for up to a month.
Collins played 21 minutes against the Clippers on Friday before getting hurt; he hasn’t been in San Antonio’s last two contests. This season, he has played in nine games as a reserve and has averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game.
His $7.35MM salary for this season was guaranteed by the Spurs in June. The third and final year of his deal, when he will be paid a non-guaranteed $7.7MM, is coming up.
Collins’ career has been hampered by foot issues since he signed with Portland as a lottery choice in 2017. The last three seasons, he was only able to play in 39 games, but 28 of those came for the Spurs in the second half of ’21/22.