Dante Exum suffers dislocated shoulder in Jazz’s win over Suns
Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum was bitten yet again by the injury bug. During Friday’s 112-101 win by the Utah Jazz over the Phoenix Suns, Exum hurt his shoulder early in the game and had to leave the contest. The Jazz initially reported that it was Exum’s left shoulder that got injured and that the point guard was ruled out for the rest of the contest.
Jazz G Danté Exum (left shoulder) will not return tonight.
— Utah Jazz PR (@UtahJazzPR) October 7, 2017
Jody Genessy of the Deseret News also tweeted that Exum was undergoing an MRI to further know the severity of the injury, which has caused Jazz head coach Quin Snyder to worry.
Dante Exum is getting some MRI tests to find out extent of his left shoulder injury. "It wasn't good," Quin Snyder said.
— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) October 7, 2017
While no official statement is released with regards to the status of Exum, it’s likely that the former fifth-pick overall will no longer see any action this preseason.
Heading into his fourth season in the league, Exum continues to make Utah wait for him to realize the promise of his potential. Injuries aren’t helping Exum do that. After playing all 82 games in his rookie season in which he averaged just 4.8 points and 2.4 assists per game, Exum missed the entire 2015-16 campaign with an ACL injury. He returned to action last season but posted paltry numbers of 6.2 points and 1.7 assists in 66 contests.
If Exum misses any time, Raul Nieto is going to be Ricky Rubio’s main backup.