Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is reportedly expected to miss a month of action after leaving Friday night's game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden with a knee injury. The post player is also dealing with a bone bruise in his tibia.
Gobert is nearly averaging a double-double, with 11.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
Gobert went to the floor awkwardly after appearing to get rolled into by teammate Derrick Favors early in the first quarter against the Celtics. The big center is known for his defensive impact, and the stats show exactly that.
The Jazz play at Cleveland on Saturday night. All but one of their next eight games are against teams that rank Top 10 in overall net rating so far this season.
This is the second time this season Gobert will miss time. Those two played well in Gobert's absence last time and they'll have to step up once more.
With a record of 14-15, the Jazz now holds the ninth seed in the Western Conference.