On Saturday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported Gobert was diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee. The team also called up Tony Bradley on Saturday, with the Salt Lake City Stars player is expected to see minutes in the Jazz frontcourt over the next few games.
The 2017 All-NBA Second Team center is now averaging 11.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his fifth NBA season.
The Jazz lost center Rudy Gobert early in the first quarter Friday against the Celtics, when teammate Derrick Favors landed on his left knee. He will undergo an MRI on Saturday to confirm the initial diagnosis, and the timetable on a possible return will be clearer after that test.
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Gobert has played 18 of the 29 games for Utah so far this season and will be forced to miss even more moving forward. During that span, the Jazz went an impressive 7-4. But the team just got more bad news.
The Jazz have already played without Rudy Gobert once this season.
The NBA gods just haven't been kind to them this season.