Gobert is expected to be sidelined for one month with a strained PCL in his left knee and a bone bruise in his tibia, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Sources: Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert has been diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee and bone bruise in tibia, expected to be sidelined for one month.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 16, 2017
At first, it was reported that Gobert's injury could be only a Grade 1 MCL strain, which is bad enough in itself, but not to the extent of his actual injury. The initial timeline was possibly two to four weeks of recovery.
The Jazz will now have to get used to the fact that Gobert will miss about 10 games or so, which is the equivalent of about a month of basketball. The problem with that is Gobert is the team's best player, and they are already struggling just to be in the hunt for the eighth spot in the Western Conference.
Gobert has had injuries to his knees already this season. He hurt his right knee earlier in the year, and had to miss some games due to that injury.
Hopefully this does not become a recurring issue for Gobert and the Jazz.