Utah Jazz forward joe ingles is as tough as they come. That’s why it’s no surprise that despite just suffering a career-threatening injury to his knee, he still made sure to be there for his daughter.
Ingles had to be carried off the court after buckling his knee in the Jazz’s loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves last Sunday. The very next morning, he was asked by his 5-year-old daughter to bring her to school. Despite his knee being in a world of hurt, he somehow managed to get it done.
Via Andy Larsen of Salt Lake City Tribune:
“I was like, ‘There’s no way I can get her to school,’” the Jazz forward said. “But it was also like, ‘I have to figure this out. Like, she wants me to take her and I’m not going to let my daughter down. So I somehow got my leg into the car and I hauled her to the front of the class and I got her into school.”
If there’s anyone on the Jazz who could manage to pull that off, it’s Joe Ingles. Despite being firmly in his mid-30s, he has every intention of coming back and extending his career in the NBA.
“Literally no doubt,” Ingles told ESPN. “I know probably everybody says that when they’re going through this. A few days post-injury, people might think I’m a little bit crazy. But you look at people who have been through this. The MRI was a little bit of a win, I guess, with it just being my ACL.”
Losing Joe Ingles for Utah’s 2022 run at the title is a huge blow. But getting him back healthy for future seasons, as well as to get his daughter to school without a hitch, is much more important.