Same song. Different verse. Another Jazzman goes down with a serious knee injury. This time it’s Thabo Sefolosha who according to reports is going to miss at least six months with a knee injury.
There are fresh fears in Utah that Thabo Sefolosha’s knee sprain suffered Friday night in Charlotte could be a long-term injury, league sources say. Definitive diagnosis is expected this weekend.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 13, 2018
Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha is expected to undergo season-ending surgery on an MCL injury in his right knee, league sources say.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2018
Preliminary estimates on Utah’s Thabo Sefolosha are that he will miss at least six months, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 13, 2018
The Utah Jazz have until tomorrow to file for an injured player exception according to Bobby Marks to fill the roster spot.
Timing based on a Jan.15 deadline will be a difficult for Utah to file a Disabled Player Exception for Thabo Sefolosha. Getting the medical paperwork lined up and approval by a NBA designated physician presents a challenge.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) January 13, 2018
Confounding an already difficult situation, the Utah Jazz have to make a decision whether to guarantee Thabo’s contract after this season in July. At that point, they may not know the outcome of Thabo’s recovery.
This situation is just awful. Our hearts go out to Thabo who has played spectacularly this season and has been a net positive not only in the Utah Jazz community but on the court as well. My hope is that he can return to Utah next season as he’s always putting in work when he’s in the lineup.