By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, the MRI results on Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert revealed a hyperextension and a bone bruise in his left knee. However, there was no structural damage.
With this news, the Jazz are definitely going to be cautious with their big man. As a result, he may miss another game, or more, as he recovers.
He lasted just 13 seconds into the first playoff game of his career against the Los Angeles Clippers at The Staples Center. He banged knees with Lic Mbah a Moute on a pick-and-roll play.
The team said it was a left knee sprain. Shortly after being injured, the team said he would not return.
The team had to count on Jeff Withey, Derrick Favors, Boris Diaw and Trey Lyles to make up for the time that the team was expected to get from Gobert. They also had to go with a small ball lineup despite facing Clippers big men Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Jazz play this out moving forward. It’s going to be the biggest question mark looming over this series.
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