Every team in the NBA seems affected by injury issues this season. And it is the turn of Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell, their All-Star guard. He was helped off the floor as he injured his lower leg in the 3rd quarter.
Mitchell fell awkwardly as he leaped to stop a pass. He was on the floor for some time before he was helped off the court by teammates.
Donovan Mitchell Out For Game Versus Pacers
Sometimes after he was guided off the court, the team announced that Donovan Mitchell would be out of the game vs the paces. He had a sprain in the right ankle. The x-ray was negative though. A further MRI on his ankle did not show any structural damage.
This news should bring relief for both Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell. The scenes on the count had indicated something more grave as his fall seemed a bit awkward. But the star could be out for quite a few games before he returns to the action.
At The Peak Of His Career
Donovan Mitchell has been out for only 3 games this season for Utah Jazz. He is at his best in his career. He is at his career peak with 5.3 assists and 26.5 points per game. He has a conversion rate of 38% whole shooting from a distance.
The match went well for Utah Jazz as they went through 119-111 over the Pacers. He had mustered 22 in the win over Thunder and another 42 in the narrow 125-121 loss to Washington on the 13th.
Utah Jazz is in the top place at Western Conference. And it has been largely because of Donovan Mitchell’s game. But they have only a single-game lead head over the Suns for the top position. They will be praying that Donovan Mitchell does not miss many games due to his ankle injury.