Utah Jazz guard Thabo Sefolosha is expected to undergo season-ending MCL surgery in his right knee, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha is expected to undergo season-ending surgery on an MCL injury in his right knee, league sources say.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2018
The injury is expected to force Sefolosha to miss at least six months of action, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Preliminary estimates on Utah’s Thabo Sefolosha are that he will miss at least six months, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 13, 2018
Sefolosha, who’s in his first season with the Jazz, suffered the injury last game against Charlotte. He appeared to be in significant pain, leaving the contest early to be examined by team doctors in the locker room.
Sefolosha’s surgery adds to an already long list of injuries the Jazz have coped with this season, including the absences of Rudy Gobert, Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson. Joe Johnson isn’t expected to remain with the team past March 1, barring an unlikely change of heart from both sides.
Sefolosha, 33, appeared in 38 games on the season. He held per-game averages of 8.2 points — his highest mark with any team — 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 21.2 minutes.
Sefolosha has played with four teams across 12 NBA seasons, including the Bulls, Thunder, Hawks, and now the Utah Jazz. He signed a deal to join Utah this past offseason after spending three years with Atlanta. He was drafted at No. 13 in 2006.