Things aren’t going to well for the Utah Jazz thus far this season.
The Jazz have lost four of their past five games as they have struggled mightily on the offensive end, and now they will be without their best player and the best defensive player in the NBA for at least a month.
Rudy Gobert will miss four to six weeks with a bone bruise on his right knee, according to The Vertical.
Sources: Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks with a bone bruise in his right knee. Gobert suffered the injury Friday against Miami.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 12, 2017
Here is the play where the injury occurred in the Jazz home game against the Heat over the weekend. Some could say it was a somewhat dirty play by Dion Waiters…
NOOOOOOOOO!!!! Rudy Gobert taken off the court as Dion Waiters runs into Rudy Gobert's knee. pic.twitter.com/kxFRyQkxmj
— Dave Noriega (@davenoriega) November 11, 2017
Gobert also suffered a bone bruise in his knee in April, but came back sooner than expected to help the Jazz beat the Clippers in the 1st round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
This a huge blow to a struggling Jazz team and could put their playoff hopes in real jeopardy even this early in the season.