Rudy Gobert is down again with another injury, this one coming Friday night against the Boston Celtics.
The Utah Jazz traveled to Boston to face the Celtics where center Rudy Gobert wound up exiting the game early with an apparent knee injury. With not even two minutes gone by in the first quarter, Derrick Favors went up for a putback before tumbling down and landing on Gobert’s left knee.
Oh no….Rudy Gobert goes down with what appears to be another leg injury…. pic.twitter.com/BZXvX0atXT
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) December 16, 2017
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Gobert would need to undergo an MRI. However, he noted how an early evaluation leads his source to believe that the Frenchman suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain. Utah, who is 13-15 on the season, lost Gobert for 11 games during November after a similar play that led to a bone bruise in his right knee. Dion Waiters had dove for a loose ball before stumbling into the 25-year-old. Friday was Gobert’s sixth game back. He averaged 8.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks during the previous five.
Gobert entered this year as the face of Jazz franchise. Before his first knee incident, he was a walking double-double — 13.9 points and 10.5 boards — who remained a monster on the defensive end. Rookie Donovan Mitchell has caught fire as of late, but he’s not enough to keep Utah afloat in a competitive Western Conference.
The only update the Jazz have given was that Gobert was officially ruled out for the rest of the game.
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