The Utah Jazz lost arguably their most important player on the first possession of their first-round series against the Clippers on Saturday.
Rudy Gobert‘s left knee collided with Luc Mbah a Moute, sending the Jazz big man immediately to the locker room.
Rudy Gobert injured his left knee just 20 seconds into his playoff career. pic.twitter.com/cGAqSsf86K
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 16, 2017
Gobert was quickly ruled out for the rest of Game 1 and was taken for an MRI.
It was Gobert’s first playoff game of his career.
UPDATE (April 16, 2 a.m. EST): An MRI revealed a hyperextended left knee and bone bruise.
Sources: MRI on Utah center Rudy Gobert revealed a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee, no structural damage.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 16, 2017