Jazz point guard Mike Conley’s injury status, revealed
The Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night to win the series 4-1 and move on to the second round. Veteran point guard Mike Conley had to leave the game early and missed the remainder of Game 5 with an injury as the Jazz went on to win effortlessly. Now, there is an update regarding Conley’s status as the Jazz gear up for the Western Conference Semifinals.
An MRI has revealed a mild right hamstring strain for Mike Conley. He is considered day to day and will be re-evaluated prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference senifinals
— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) June 3, 2021
In essence, a mild hamstring strain is a best-case scenario for the Jazz and Conley, who has been aiming for a trip to the NBA Finals for his entire career.
Conley only played 11 minutes in Game 5 before leaving early. On the year, he is averaging 16.2 points with six assists as the Jazz ended the regular season with the best record in the NBA and home-court advantage throughout the entirety of the playoffs.
Still, the Jazz are hopeful Conley can be healthy enough to suit up for Game 1 as they await their opponent for the next series. They have a few days off, especially with the other Western Conference series still ongoing, so that could bode well for Conley’s chances at returning for Game 1.
For now he is listed as day-to-day, and the loss of Conley for any amount of time will be tough for this team to overcome in their quest of a run at the NBA Finals.