Jazz star Donovan Mitchell reacts to Bojan Bogdanovic’s season-ending injury
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has already reacted to teammate Bojan Bogdanovic needing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist. Bogdanovic is out for the season, should the 2019-20 campaign resume at some point in the near future.
Bogdanovic’s right wrist should be good and healthy for the start of the 2020-21 season, whenever that may be. Mitchell gave his ultimate nod of support to his teammate, knowing the forward fought through pain to keep playing:
Salute to my brotha @44Bojan for fighting through for us all year… one of the toughest dudes I know!! Get right and ready for next season💯💯🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) May 18, 2020
Bogdanovic had been fighting through this injury since 2019 but toughed it out, knowing the Jazz needed his sharpshooting to stay in the Western Conference race.
The Jazz were in fourth place before the season came to a halt on March 11, but if the season resumes, Utah will likely be forced to reincorporate Joe Ingles back into the starting lineup after he was taken out in favor of Royce O’Neale.
Mitchell wasn’t the only one showing love for Bogey, as Ingles also reacted to the news, giving him some undying support as he recovers from surgery:
👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Get healthy brothaaaa ❤️ https://t.co/EK8Hzr2oXO
— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) May 18, 2020
It has been a couple of rough days for the Jazz. First, reliving back-to-back NBA Finals eliminations against Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in 1997 and 1998 poured salt in old wounds. Now there’s this news about Bogdanovic, who will be sorely missed until his return, and they’re also losing longtime executive Walt Perrin to the New York Knicks.
However, the Jazz are likely making the right decision allowing for Bogdanovic to get right, as he is still under contract for another three years and is a key cog in their equation.
The marksman was one of two players to average 20 points per game while shooting 40% from deep and 90% from the foul line this season, joining Milwaukee Bucks sniper Khris Middleton in that exclusive club.