Gobert slated for MRI exam after injury vs Celtics

NBA.com Global on Dec 16, 2017 01:43 PM
Gobert slated for MRI exam after injury vs Celtics
FILE - OAKLAND, CA - MAY 4: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz dunks the ball during the game against the Golden State Warriors during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA.com staff report

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert left Friday night's (Saturday, PHL time) game in Boston with with an injury to his left knee.

Gobert was rolled into by teammate teammate Derrick Favors while grabbing a rebound less than two minutes into the contest. He did not return.

Gobert immediately fell to the floor and grabbed his left knee. After a structural check from the trainers, Gobert limped to the locker room and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the game.

Gobert is expected to have an MRI exam, but early evaluation suggets a Grade 1 MCL sprain, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Gobert, who recently missed 11 games with a bone bruise in his right knee, is averaging 12.2 points and 10.1 rebounds this season.

Favors joined Gobert in the locker room midway through the second quarter after taking an inadvertent elbow to head from Jaylen Brown. Favors was cleared of a concussion and received six stitches above his left eye.

Without their two big men, the Jazz beat the Celtics 107-95.

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