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Injury update: Keyonte George resumes on-court activities, travels with team

The rookie guard is progressing towards a return

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Utah Jazz rookie Keyonte George has missed the last three games with a left foot injury. When the injury occurred, fans feared it might be severe, but the MRI revealed no structural damage, and the injury was classified as left foot inflammation.

The Jazz have infamously kept the injury status of their players very secretive, and George was no exception. The team never released a timeline for George’s return. Today, the Jazz released a welcome update.

The following is a medical update on guard Keyonte George:

Keyonte (left foot inflammation) continues to make progress towards a return. He is traveling with the team and is now participating in on-court activities.

George did not travel with the team on the prior road trip. The news that he will resume traveling with the team is an excellent sign for his return. The Jazz left today for a long road trip that lasts up to nine nights, depending on if the team returns home for Christmas. They will play in Cleveland on the 20th, Detroit on the 21st, and Toronto on the 23rd, and they will either return home for a holiday or continue to the final two games of the trip in San Antonio and New Orleans.

Keyonte George’s presence on the trip does not guarantee he’ll play, but it’s certainly a great sign. His return to on-court activities indicates that he’s close to a return.

The rookie guard has been a revelation for the Jazz. Despite poor shooting that commonly plagues NBA rookies, George has been so impressive that he claimed the starting point guard role for the Jazz just nine games into the season. Utah will be very excited to see the young guard back on the court, hopefully, sooner rather than later.