Modified 19 Could 2020, 00:28 IST
Utah Jazz wing Bojan Bogdanovic will bear season-ending surgical procedure on his proper wrist, the group introduced on Monday.
No time-frame for his restoration was provided, however ESPN reported he’s anticipated to be totally recovered for the start of the 2020-21 season, at any time when that will come.
Bogdanovic, who is eighth within the NBA with 189 made three-pointers this season, suffered the harm final 12 months and performed in ache till the league shut down in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Jazz assertion learn: “Utah Jazz ahead Bojan Bogdanovic will bear season-ending wrist surgical procedure.
“Bogdanovic harm his proper wrist someday in 2019 and the harm continued to hassle him all through the season.
“With the marketing campaign suspended, the ahead consulted with a number of medical professionals and the choice was made to surgically restore the ruptured scapholunate ligament.
“Bogdanovic is scheduled to have surgical procedure on Tuesday in New York. A timeline for his return to play has not but been set.”
Salute to my brotha @44Bojan for preventing via for us all 12 months… one of many hardest dudes I do know!! Get proper and prepared for subsequent season
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) Could 18, 2020
Bodganovic, who averaged a career-high 20.2 factors per recreation this season, was held to single-digit scoring totals in three of his previous seven appearances.
The sixth-year ahead is Utah’s second-highest scorer after signing a four-year, $73million contract with the Jazz final offseason.
Bogdanovic has been very sturdy in his profession, lacking solely 12 of a doable 474 video games throughout his time with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers and Jazz.
The 31-year-old has been a invaluable offensive weapon for Utah this season, capturing 41.four per cent from behind the three-point arc.
The 2019-20 season has been characterised by dramatic swings for the Jazz, who put collectively a 20-Three stretch throughout December and January but in addition suffered four- and five-game dropping streaks within the six weeks earlier than the league’s suspension.
If the NBA season continues, Utah may even have to fix a reportedly fractured relationship between group cornerstones Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.
Gobert was the primary athlete in main American sports activities to check optimistic for COVID-19, resulting in the late postponement of the Jazz’s March 11 recreation in opposition to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder and the NBA suspending its season the following day. Mitchell examined optimistic shortly thereafter.
With the league nonetheless on indefinite hiatus because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Jazz sit fourth within the Western Convention with a 41-23 document.