Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert has PCL sprain, bone bruise in left knee

Trevor Brooker (C) of Brooklyn Nets in action against Rudy Gobert (27) of Utah Jazz during National Basketball Association game between Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz at Barclays Center in New York City, United States on January 03, 2017.

Apparently the Utah medical staff is not ready to clear him for action, and with Rudy Gobert (knee) also out for the next 2-to-4 weeks, Ekpe Udoh could see big minutes at center on Saturday. The Frenchman has been dealing with a bone bruise, as well as the confirmed PCL strain according to Charania.

Gobert was injured Friday night when Derrick Favors fell onto his knee during the Jazz's win over the Boston Celtics. Before that injury, he led the National Basketball Association with 2.5 blocks per game this season.

Gobert has had injuries to his knees already this season. Gobert, who was drafted back in 2013, had only just returned from an 11 game absence last week.

Jonas Jerebko will likely move into the starting lineup to fill the opening left by Gobert.

The Jazz will now have to get used to the fact that Gobert will miss about 10 games or so, which is the equivalent of about a month of basketball. He took an elbow to the face last night, but is expected to play in Saturday's game against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • Rogelio Becker