The Utah Jazz can’t catch a break—actually, they catch too many. Derrick Favors underwent an MRI today which confirmed a bone contusion in his left knee.
Derrick Favors was examined Wednesday and underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing, which confirmed a bone contusion on his left knee. He will continue to receive treatment, and in order to allow the injury proper time to heal, will not play Thursday vs. Chicago and his status will continue to be reevaluated moving forward. Further updates will be provided when appropriate.
Those that have been following the Utah Jazz this year might say that he’s looked a step or two slow for most of the season. This just confirms what most were seeing on the court. Prior to the injury Derrick Favors was averaging 10.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.0 block in 24.0 minutes. Those are below his career average numbers of 11.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.4 blocks. Derrick Favors is shooting a career low 46% from the field.
Derrick Favors joins the ever growing injury list of George Hill (finger), Rodney Hood (illness), Gordon Hayward (returning from finger injury), and Alec Burks (ankle). The Utah Jazz signed or traded for George Hill, Joe Johnson, and Boris Diaw to improve their depth in case of this situation. Without Derrick Favors, Trey Lyles and Boris Diaw will have to pick up the slack.