Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert joins NBA health and safety

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Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert joins NBA health and safety

Gobert missed Wednesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets after exhibiting symptoms, including a fever, but was listed as out due to a non-COVID-19 related illness after two rapid antigen COVID-19 tests came back negative. Gobert then returned a positive test after the team underwent PCR testing — which is required to cross the Canadian border — ahead of Utah’s Friday contest against the Toronto Raptors.

Donovan Mitchell (lower back strain), Mike Conley (right knee injury recovery) and Bojan Bogdanovic (left middle finger sprain) will not play against the Raptors.

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Hassan Whiteside, who has missed three games with a concussion, remains questionable to play. Royce O’Neale (right patellar tendonitis), Jordan Clarkson (back tightness), and Rudy Gay (right heel injury recovery) are also listed as questionable on the Jazz’s latest injury report.

Story Highlights

  • Joe Ingles became the Jazz’s first player of the season to get put on the health and safety protocol list on Tuesday after returning a positive test.

  • In addition to being without Gobert and Ingles, the Jazz will have even more of a skeleton crew on Friday with three other starters listed as out due to injury and rest.

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