Jazz star Donovan Mitchell’s latest timetable after missing 7 games due to injury
Utah Jazz all-star Donovan Mitchell is reportedly going to miss at least one more week as he continues to recover from a significant right lower ankle sprain injury. According to the Jazz medical staff, Mitchell is progressing in his rehab and will be reevaluated in a week once again.
Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell was re-evaluated by the team’s medical staff today for a sprained ankle he sustained vs. Indiana on April 16.
He continues to make progress towards a return and will be re-evaluated in one week. pic.twitter.com/2QthP7yGDl
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) May 1, 2021
The Jazz have missed Mitchell on the court. Like any other team without their superstars, the Jazz have lost a couple of games to contenders. They gave up the first seed to the Phoenix Suns on Friday and are now second in the competitive Western Conference. Besides Mitchell, Mike Conley was also ruled out because of a hamstring injury.
Mitchell’s injury was a huge blow for the Jazz who are 4-3 without their star player. The 24-year-old is having his career-best season averaging 26.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game before hurting his ankle. He also shot an impressive 44 percent from the field and 39 percent from the three point line.
Luckily for the Jazz, their schedule isn’t so bad. They’ll be going up against the Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs twice, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors in the next coming days. There’s no clear timetable for Mitchell’s recovery yet but the Jazz hope to have him before the playoffs.
The Jazz’s roster can handle Mitchell’s absence especially since their schedule isn’t as difficult. Rudy Gobert, Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Ingles are talented offensive players who can carry Utah’s smooth offense every game. Hopefully there’s enough time for Mitchell and Conley to come back and ramp up before the playoffs begin in a couple of weeks.