Raul Neto
Jazz guard Raul Neto will miss at least the next two weeks. (Duane Burleson/Associated Press)

With the Utah Jazz currently fighting for their playoff lives, any sort of injury will be a blow to their chances. With the Western Conference playoff race so close, a single game or two could make all the difference.

Though not one of the more noteworthy players on their roster, guard Raul Neto still plays an active role in their rotation but unfortunately, they will have to do without his services for now. The team announced that Neto fractured his left wrist and is expected to be re-evaluated within two weeks.

Though he doesn’t receive heavy minutes by any stretch of the imagination, Raul Neto has proven to be a capable bench piece for this Utah Jazz team. His ability to spell Ricky Rubio for spurts will surely be missed in coming weeks.

The Jazz currently sit in a three-way tie for the eighth and final playoff spot out West with the LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets. There is almost no margin for error if the Jazz hope to sneak into the postseason for the second consecutive season.

The Jazz have been doing all they can during this most recent stretch as they’ve earned six consecutive victories and won seven of their last eight outings with their solo loss coming to the Houston Rockets. Neto has averaged 4.6 points in just over 12 minutes per game so far this season and the team likely remains hopeful that they can get him back for a possible postseason run.


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