Rudy Gobert sustained a left knee injury during Wednesday’s practice session at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. According to announcement of Utah Jazz management, Gobert does not require a surgery for recovery.
Gobert underwent a MRI on Wednesday immediately after sustaining the injury. Following the experiment, Dr Travis Maak and Dr David Petron, both Jazz physicians, said that Gobert suffered a grade 2 sprain of MCL in his left knee. But the Jazz forward will be out indefinitely. Gobert, 7 foot-1 inches, has played a significant role in the No 3 defense this NBA. He has averaged 2.6 blocks per game and currently is at No 4 in the rankings tied with Serge Ibaka.
The Jazz think-tank believe he can evolve to a franchise type player very soon. He was one of the most improved player of NBA last season. He averages 9.2 points and 10.9 rebounds this season. Derrick Favors will be moving to center position from power forward. Trevor Booker and Trey Lyles are forwards coming off the bench.
Further updates on Gobert’s injury will be provided later.