Utah’s Rudy Gobert has hyperextension, bone bruise, will miss time this series

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The Utah Jazz were able to hang on and win without Rudy Gobert, taking a 1-0 lead in the series.

Now can they win three more without him?

That’s the question on the table after news of Rudy Gobert’s injury from the first possession of the playoff series came out. It was broken by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Yahoo, and has since been confirmed by the team.

The Jazz have not released a timetable, however with a bone bruise it’s likely he misses most or all of this first-round series.

Derrick Favors will have a much larger role than anticipated and he put up 15 in Game 1, playing well in the Utah win. That said, the Jazz were outscored by 2.9 points per 100 possessions when Gobert wasn’t on the court this season.