Jazz Injury Report – Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell
The Jazz are not without injuries and this week’s injury report highlights several notable ones. Rudy Gobert is out with a strained left calf and Donovan Mitchell is sidelined with an ankle injury. Rudy Gobert averaged just over 12 minutes per game during the regular season. Rudy Gobert also suffered an injury in mid-March. In addition, Udoka Azubuike was out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
Rudy Gobert’s strained left calf
The Jazz are still in a stalemate at 30-17, but they are in the thick of the Western Conference race. After Donovan Mitchell’s eight-game absence, they are expected to have him back in action Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. Without Mitchell, the Jazz went 2-6. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert missed five games with a strained left calf.
A few days ago, it was reported that the Utah Jazz forward had a strained left calf. Fortunately, all of his teammates are still on the court, and the team can count on them. Besides Gobert, the other players on the team have been able to play big minutes for the Jazz. In this article, we’ll look at the latest injury reports. If you have a concern about Rudy Gobert’s status, you can check with the team’s doctor.
The Utah Jazz will be without Rudy Gobert on Monday night. He missed the game against the Warriors due to the injury. While he didn’t feel good immediately, the team is planning to take a cautious approach. It’s unclear how long Rudy Gobert will be out, but he’ll likely miss the Jazz’s meeting with the Suns on Monday. Gobert’s injury is considered to be mild.
In other news, Devin Booker is still questionable after a strained left calf in game two against the New Orleans Pelicans. Rudy Gay is out with right knee soreness. Rudy Gobert’s left calf is also listed as questionable. The Jazz remain three games ahead of the Mavericks, who are a playoff team. The Kings’ injuries are likely to be minor.
Donovan Mitchell’s ankle injury
The Jazz are in serious need of a scorer after Donovan Mitchell suffered a left ankle injury in their game against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. Though he’s tough and resilient, it would still be good for the Jazz to rest Mitchell at various points in the season. The Jazz want him to be healthy and play in the playoffs. Mitchell, of course, understands this, and has a plan for his return.
Donovan Mitchell’s ankle injury occurred during the Jazz’s win over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. He appeared to twist his ankle as he landed awkwardly after attempting to block a pass from Edmond Sumner. While he was unable to get up under his own power, he managed to walk off the court with the help of teammates. Afterward, he put little weight on his injured ankle.
As the Jazz’s starting point guard, Donovan Mitchell is a key piece in their title hopes. Mitchell averaged 26.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game during the regular season. Ingles started in his place and finished the game with 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting. He added four rebounds and three assists. His injury is a big blow to the Jazz’ title hopes.
Without Mitchell, Utah’s playoff chances are in jeopardy, even if the team won’t lose its top seed. Without Mitchell, the Jazz went 10-5 in their final 15 games of the regular season. Joe Ingles is the Sixth Man of the Year candidate who stepped in for Mitchell. However, Mitchell’s injury isn’t entirely unexpected. Mitchell had previously stated that he’d be available for Game 6.