Jazz F Joe Johnson out 2 weeks with wrist injury
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 01, 2017 09:18 AM
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson will miss at least two weeks with a right wrist injury.
The 17-year veteran had an MRI on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) that found tendon instability in his right wrist. He suffered the injury during a 104-89 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) and will be reevaluated in two weeks.
Johnson averaged 6.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in the first seven games. He was struggling with his shot, hitting just 39.1 percent from the field and 11.8 percent from three-point range. The poor numbers are simply considered a slow start.
The Jazz began using Johnson as a sharp-shooting power forward last season. Jonas Jerebko is most likely to pick up minutes, though he’s only played four in two games in his first season with Utah.