Video: Rudy Gobert goes down with scary looking leg injury
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has left Friday night’s road game against the Boston Celtics in the opening period with a knee injury, and has made his way for the locker room, per Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert still needs to undergo an MRI on injured left knee, but early evaluation suggests a Grade 1 MCL sprain, league source tells ESPN.
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Gobert was going for an offensive rebound after teammate Derrick Favors’ missed a shot but Favors, unfortunately, landed on the Stifle Tower’s right knee, causing it to buckle. Gobert tried to get up after that play, but spent some time lying on his back on the floor instead while waiting for assistance from the Jazz’s medical team.
It’s important to note that this is not the same knee that Gobert injured earlier this season that caused him to miss 11 games.
Gobert is not going to return to tonight’s game as the Jazz would not risk their prized big man aggravating the injury even if it wasn’t anything serious.
Gobert entered the game at the TD Garden averaging 12.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game.
If Gobert would miss any time, expect Favors to do the heavy lifting in the frontcourt for the Jazz just as he did during Gobert’s previous absence.