Rudy Gobert reportedly to miss a month with sprained knee

Toni Houston
December 17, 2017

Gobert missed 11 games this season after he suffered a bone bruise in his right knee in early November.

Gobert has had injuries to his knees already this season. The Utah big man is reportedly expected to miss one month due to a sprained PCL in his left knee.

Initial X-rays were negative, but Gobert, who is averaging 12.2 points and 10.1 rebounds this season, had an MRI on his knee Saturday.

Gobert is nearly averaging a double-double, with 11.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz will be in for quite a challenge as they look to produce a similar result tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers as they did last game against the Boston Celtics.

"This group's got character and they are going to compete no matter what the circumstances, and they did".

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.

Gobert was nearly immediately ruled out for the rest of the game after playing just under two minutes.

Jonas Jerebko likely will move into the starting lineup to fill the opening left by Gobert. The Jazz recalled Tony Bradley from the Salt Lake Stars of the G League.

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