Utah Jazz celebrity Donovan Mitchell grew to become the most recent high-profile participant to be sidelined by harm, spraining his proper ankle throughout Friday night time’s contest towards the Indiana Pacers.
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Mitchell’s MRI revealed no structural harm, however he’s “anticipated to overlook a number of video games earlier than he’s cleared to return.”
The harm got here within the last seconds of the third quarter, as Pacers ahead Edmond Sumner initiated what seemed to be incidental contact with Mitchell as he fell.
Mitchell averaging a career-highs of 26.4 factors and 5.2 assists per recreation, whereas pulling down the sixth-most 3-pointers (178) of any participant this season.
The Jazz, with a league-leading 42-14 file, have 16 video games remaining on their schedule. With Mitchell’s anticipated absence, the Phoenix Suns (simply 1.0 recreation again from Utah at 40-15), can have an opportunity to reclaim the highest spot within the Western Convention standings previous to the beginning of the 2021 NBA Playoffs.