Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell gets encouraging update on ankle injury
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell will not be out for long as his MRI on the right ankle sprain that he sustained on Friday night against the Indiana Pacers reportedly didn’t show any signs of structural damage. Due to the situation, he is expected to be ruled out for several games before he makes his return to action in the near future, per ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski.
MRI on right ankle sprain of Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell revealed no structural damage, sources tell ESPN. He’s expected to miss several games before he’s cleared to return.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 17, 2021
With 8:18 minutes left in the third quarter against the Pacers, Mitchell suffered an ankle injury which prevented him from putting any weight on his right leg. He then headed to the locker room early as he finished the game with 22 points, four rebounds, and two assists through 21 minutes played.
Bojan Bogdanovic stepped up to notch 24 points while Jordan Clarkson added 18 points of his own. The production of the Jazz’s key players was vital for them as they successfully erased a double-digit deficit in the final frame.
Having a reliable defense along with efficient shot-making in the clutch was enough for Utah to run away with a 119-111 come-from-behind win over Indiana. The win allowed the Jazz to solidify their grip on the best record in the league with a 42-14 slate for the top spot in the Western Conference.
Bogdanovic, Clarkson, and Joe Ingles will be given larger roles to fill amid the absence of Donovan Mitchell. Jazz head coach Quin Snyder is hoping that his other players will step up to the plate as they seek to extend their two-game winning streak even without their best player on the floor in their coming games.