In last night’s Utah Jazz victory over the Milwaukee Bucks starting shooting guard Rodney Hood hurt his knee after 8 minutes of action. He had recently returned from a right knee hyper-extension that kept him out of five games between January 16th - 24th. The Jazz announced that he’s going to be out for a little bit more.
From the press release:
The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood, who left last night’s win over Milwaukee at the 10:43 mark of the second 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 showed a bone contusion on his right knee as well as a Grade 1 lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain.
Hood will be re-evaluated in one week, and further updates will be provided when appropriate.
Hood (6-8, 206, Duke) has appeared in 40 games (all starts) this season for the Jazz and is averaging 13.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28.6 minutes per game.
UtahJazz.com , February 2017
Okay, the LCL sprain isn’t great news but thankfully it’s only a Grade 1 sprain. He’s going to miss at least a week to get the swelling down, and his rehabilitation will ramp up after that. If it was urgent and if he was tough, like a Jeff Hornacek type of shooting guard, he could play sooner rather than later. I’m expecting later here, especially with the All-Star Weekend / Break coming up.
I expect him to come back for the February 24th road game against the Milwaukee Bucks. (So I’m expecting him to miss seven games.)