Report: Rudy Gobert out for Game 2 of Jazz-Clippers

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Rudy Gobert appeared headed toward a breakout postseason.

Just 11 seconds into it, he injured his knee.

Though an MRI revealed no structural damage, Gobert isn’t returning yet.

Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune:

The Jazz center will miss Tuesday’s Game 2 against the Los Angeles Clippers with a hyperextended knee, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.

If the Jazz are taking this game by game, we’re probably in line for a few more of these updates. I doubt Gobert returns effectively anytime soon, though he could try to grind it out during this series.

Utah won Game 1 anyway, but the Clippers remain favored in each game without Gobert, especially in L.A. The Jazz – with Derrick Favors, Jeff Withey and Boris Diaw – now playing center still have a chance. It’s just a far lesser chance.