Gobert (tailbone) logged 38 minutes Wednesday against the Clippers and posted 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and one assist. Gobert was dealing with a bruised tailbone but ultimately was able to make it on the court. He didn't appear to be too limited, considering he logged 38 minutes and posted a double-double. That being said, owners shouldn't worry too much about his status moving forward.
Gobert (tailbone) is expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Gobert bruised his tailbone in Monday's loss to the Thunder, and did not return, but he now seems ready to go. He'll be asked to take on a big match up in DeAndre Jordan tonight, and is likely to receive his normal minute load.
Gobert left Monday's loss to the Thunder in the fourth quarter due to a tailbone contusion and didn't return, the Associated Press reports. He finished with 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, one steal, and five turnovers in 25 minutes. Gobert had played over 36 minutes in each of his previous three games since returning from a sprained ankle, but saw his playing time reduced significantly Monday once the injury surfaced. The ailment doesn't sound especially worrisome, however, and Gobert's extended absence in the second half likely had a lot to do with the Jazz trailing by 20 points after three quarters. The expectation is that Gobert will be ready to assume his normal minutes load when the Jazz take the court again Wednesday against the Clippers, when he'll be asked to match up with DeAndre Jordan.
Gobert has scored 18 points and collected 16 rebounds over the last two games while playing just under 40 minutes in each contest. After sitting out two games on the previous road trip, Gobert has played significant minutes in two consecutive games and has been fairly productive in each of them. He even added in five blocks, four assists, and two steals in the past two games. This seems to indicate that the 23-year-old is fine going forward and should continue to play plenty of minutes as the main center for the Jazz.
Gobert (ankle) will attempt to play Sunday against the Hawks. After a two-game absence, Gobert took part in morning shootaround Sunday and felt good enough during the session to pronounce himself good to go for the evening. It's expected that he'll reclaim his spot as the Jazz's starting center, though any lingering pain he may be experiencing with his ankle could result in him facing a minute restriction of some kind. Gobert had been averaging 33.4 minutes over his seven games prior to the injury, but don't be surprised if his minutes count falls into the 20-to-25 range as the Jazz look to limit his workload in his first game back.
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