Jazz center Rudy Gobert is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks after bruising his right knee Friday against the Heat, according to The Vertical.
Gobert, averaging 13.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game so far this season, still recorded a double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) against Miami despite suffering the injury.
Gobert was injured when Heat guard Dion Waiters collided with him, and Gobert believed it was a dirty play.
“I’ve never been a dirty player in my life,” Waiters said, via sun-sentinel.com. “I went for the ball. Tell him to get out of his feelings and that’s what it is, just like that. I didn’t even know that was him. I went for the ball, making a basketball play. He (goes) right to social media. I ain’t a social media guy.”
Utah (6-7) currently sits middle of the pack in the crowded Western Conference after losing four of their last five games. The Jazz played small Saturday in a 114-106 win against the Nets, moving Derrick Favors to center.
The move, which led to 24 points and 12 rebounds out of Favors, also produced Utah’s highest scoring total of the season.