NBA Playoffs 2017: Jazz C Rudy Gobert to miss Game 2 against Clippers

Jazz will be without center Rudy Gobert for at least a month.

The Jazz will be without starting center Rudy Gobert for Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Clippers on Tuesday, the team announced.

Gobert suffered the injury 11 seconds into Saturday's Game 1, when he knocked knees with Clippers forward Luc Mbah A Moute while setting a screen.Gobert is dealing with both a hyperextension and bone bruise to his left knee.

An MRI revealed no structural damage. Gobert will be evaluated game-by-game moving forward, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Derrick Favors will likely move into the starting center spot with Gobert sidelined.There will also be more minutes available for the likes of Boris Diaw and Jeff Withey.

Utah leads the series 1-0 after an incredible 97-95 victory in Game 1.


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