This just hasn’t been Rudy Gobert’s coming out party. Sure, he played in 81 of 82 games for the Utah Jazz this year and honestly, he’s the reason why they even are in the NBA Playoffs this season. Everyone else has been injured but him. As fate would have it he got injured in the first play of game one in his first game in the post-season, falling on the Los Angeles Clippers home court.
He would miss all but the first few seconds of that game, and then the next two games. He would return for game four, and five, and then get injured in the third quarter of game six - and did not return.
Ridiculous, right? Well, the good news is that he is “good to go” for tomorrow.
Rudy Gobert was diagnosed with a mild left ankle sprain. X-rays were negative. He said he's good to go for Game 7. #TakeNote— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) April 29, 2017
He was very ginger in his final moments on the floor for Game 6, and didn’t play a second in the fourth quarter. But so far this series that has gone six games he has missed two of them, and not finished another two that he started. The best player for the team this year, Rudy’s teammates have had to spend a whole lot of time without him.
If they can put it all together and win Game 7, it will be a great display of toughness and resilience for a team that has overcome all the obstacles in their way.