Jazz C Rudy Gobert out with injured left knee
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 17, 2017 08:25 AM
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)
CLEVELAND (AP) — Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is out because of an injured left knee and will be reevaluated in two weeks.
Gobert had an MRI on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that revealed a sprained posterior cruciate ligament and a bone bruise. He was injured less than two minutes into Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) game against Boston when teammate Derrick Favors fell backward into his leg, sending Gobert to the floor.
Gobert missed 11 games with a bone bruise in his right knee earlier this season. He’s averaging 11.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 18 games.
Favors is listed as questionable for Saturday’s (Sunday, PHL time) game against the Cavaliers. He received six stitches after being hit with an elbow near his left eye in the second quarter. The 6'10" forward is averaging 12.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in 28 games.
The Jazz beat the Celtics 107-95 despite the injuries.