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Rodney Hood hyper-extension and bone contusion confirmed by Utah Jazz PR

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Will not play against Phoenix Suns

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The Utah Jazz confirmed the previous estimation of the injury (by me) and the ‘sourced’ information by Tony Jones (Salt Lake Tribune).

Via the Utah Jazz press release:

The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood, who left last night’s win over Orlando at the 1:44 mark of the fourth quarter and did not return:

Hood was examined today by the Utah Jazz medical staff and underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing at University of Utah Health Care’s Orthopaedic Center, which confirmed a hyper-extension of his right knee as well as a bone contusion.

He did not travel with the team for Monday’s game at Phoenix and his status will continue to be reevaluated moving forward. Further updates will be provided when appropriate.

Hood (6-8, 206, Duke) has appeared in 37 games (all starts) this season for the Jazz and is averaging 14.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29.3 minutes per game.

This is precisely the news we were all expecting, no Hood against Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns. We’ll be fine with Joe Ingles and Alec Burks handling things in his stead. The Jazz have the night off tonight, play on Monday, and then have three nights in a row off on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

It’s fine. Really. After all the injuries the Jazz had to deal with this season this one isn’t that bad.

Get well soon, Rodney!