Rudy Gobert Knee Injury Reportedly Diagnosed as Sprained PCL; Out 1 Month


Per Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post, Gobert has a Grade 1 PCL strain in his left knee, as well as a bone bruise.

The 2013 first-round pick of the Denver Nuggets just returned to the Utah lineup last week after sitting out 11 games with a bone bruise in his right leg.

Favors once again will man the center position without Gobert.

Utah Jazz forward/center Derrick Favors (eye laceration) is not available to play on Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, they will now space the floor more offensively. They play in Cleveland on Saturday before finishing up their current six-game road trip with the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder.

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The Utah Jazz just can't stay healthy.

Donovan Mitchell emerged as Utah top offensive weapon this season as he is the team's scoring leader with 17.8 ppg, and Gobert's recent injury will only open up more space for the rookie shooting guard to score even more points in the coming weeks.

This is the second injury that will sideline Gobert for an extended period of time. Jonas Jerebko could also see a boost in playing time. Getting Gobert back for that stretch will be huge, as those are games the Jazz simply need to win if they want to make it back to the playoffs.