Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell left the court area to have his injured foot examined early in the fourth quarter, returned to the game, didn’t move particularly well, got pulled then talked his way back onto the floor.
After Utah’s Game 1 loss to the Thunder yesterday, Mitchell insisted it wouldn’t be a lasting issue.
Mitchell, via Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News:
“I feel fine,” Mitchell said. “I just stubbed my toe, nothing major.”
But his team doesn’t sound nearly as confident.
Mitchell (27 points and 10 rebounds in Game 1) is so important to Utah’s offense. Losing him or even having him limited would be a major blow.