Jazz center Rudy Gobert is out for Game 2 after hyperextending his knee in the first game of their series against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday. Just 11 seconds in, Gobert knocked knees with Clippers forward Luc Mbah A Moute during a screen and was carried to the locker room. The initial MRI revealed no structural damage to the knee, and he will be re-evaluated after Game 2, the Jazz say.
“Trying to get better every day,” Gobert told ESPN via text message Sunday.
While Gobert’s injury isn’t serious, head coach Quin Snyder says the team doesn’t have an immediate time table for his return.
“I don’t think we’re ready to say today, tomorrow, a week, two weeks,” Snyder told reporters at the Jazz’s practice in Los Angeles. “I think it’s literally that wide open.”
Derrick Favors is expected to be the starter at the center spot; he put up 15 points and grabbed six boards after Gobert’s exit on Saturday.
The Jazz will look to steal home court advantage in Game 2, Tuesday, after defeating the Clippers 97-95 in Game 1 over the weekend.