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Jazz point guard Raul Neto is out at least another 2 weeks

Raul Neto, Jazz

Utah Jazz point guard Raul Neto continues to recover from a hamstring injury that forced him to sit out all of the preseason, as well as the first few games of this season.

According to the latest update by the Jazz, Raul Neto will be out for at least two more weeks after he was re-evaluated last Thursday. The team said the 26-year-old guard is making progress but needs further time on the sidelines to recover. He will be evaluated again after two weeks.

 

The Brazilian’s recent hamstring ailment marks yet another injury in his career, having missed at least 40 games in each of the last two seasons. His struggle with staying healthy has to be disheartening for the Jazz since they agreed to a two-year, $4.4 million extension with Neto last July.

Raul Neto is part of a heavily talented backcourt group in Utah, alongside players like Ricky Rubio, Dante Exum, Donovan Mitchell, Grayson Allen, and Alec Burks. Needless to say, Neto’s injury may be further cementing Exum’s role as backup point guard behind¬† Rubio.

Neto’s stats don’t necessarily draw a lot of attention, but his 3-point shooting, ability to create his own shot, and court vision are obviously there and the Jazz believe in his talents.

The Jazz have been solid this season despite their 2-2 record. Their loss against Golden State came down to the wire, and they hung in there with the reigning champs.