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Rodney Hood injury update: Bone Bruise

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No structural damage, reports Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Last night Rodney Hood hyper-extended his right knee. It looked bad. It probably felt worse as Hood stayed on the floor for an extended period of time shouting and banging his fist on the hardwood. He needed help leaving the court and did not return to the game, Utah Jazz 114 - Orlando Magic 107. (Hood’s injury history and breakdown here) Three of the best beatwriters in the business, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, and Andy Larsen of KSL, have tirelessly been on this case.

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So this is great news! Even if Hood was going to miss extended time Quin Snyder had plenty of aces to play in his deck. (Full story here) But if Hood is not fully worse for wear, and has a bone bruise (which could still sit him out of plenty of games) it’s better than having to go under the knife.

This is very positive news indeed! Instead of seeing Hood next season we’re likely to see him in the NBA Playoffs for sure. Who knows, we may even see him on the court in January still. But I don’t think the Jazz will push him to come back early. I haven’t examined him, but I’d say there’s a time-table that should have him return in February, if not earlier.