After suffering a calf strain late in the Utah Jazz’s loss last night to the Golden State Warriors, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports that Rudy Gobert will miss Monday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns due to injury. Donovan Mitchell is also out while he waits to clear concussion protocols.
Source: Jazz C Rudy Gobert is out tonight vs. Suns due to calf strain suffered late in last night’s loss to Warriors. The strain is considered mild and isn’t expected to sideline the All-NBA big man for an extended period. Jazz are also without Donovan Mitchell (concussion).— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 24, 2022
MacMahon reports that the strain is currently being considered mild and isn’t expected to sideline the three-time Defensive Player of the Year for an extended period of time.
Before Sunday’s game, Gobert had been dealing with soreness in his left ankle but was listed as available and decided to give it a go before exiting last night’s contest with a little over two minutes left in the game.
“We’re gonna be cautious. I felt something right away–not a tear, but–like a slow tear. I tried to play through it, but I knew I wasn’t moving right,” Gobert said of the injury after Utah’s loss.
The All-NBA center is posting 16.0 points, 15.1 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game for the Jazz this season.