Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will be sidelined roughly one month after being diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee and bone bruise in his tibia, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Gobert sustained the injury in the first quarter of the team’s game against Boston on Friday night and underwent an MRI Saturday morning in Utah.
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
Gobert missed 11 games last month due to a separate knee injury, which happened in a game against the Miami Heat when Dion Waiters collided into him. This time, it was Jazz teammate Derrick Favors who accidentally caused the damage.
The Jazz have been plagued with injuries for most of the season — players such as Gobert, Joe Johnson and Rodney Hood have missed multiple games on the year. Regardless, the team currently holds a 14-15 record, good for ninth in the Western Conference.
Gobert, who’s in his fifth NBA season, has become an established piece for the Jazz and is the team’s primary leader on the hardwood. He averaged 14 points, 12.8 rebounds and was one of the NBA’s top rim protectors in 81 games with the Jazz last season.