Donovan Mitchell Injury Update: Jazz star game with right ankle sprain and Pacers
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell had to be helped off the court in a game between Utah and Indiana on Friday after suffering an ugly sprained right ankle.
Early in the third quarter, Mitchell jumped into the air and tried to deflect a pass thrown by Pacers guard Edmond Sumner. Mitchell appeared twisting his right ankle as he landed on the ground, and made an effort to place himself under his power.
Members of the Pacers coaches tried to help Mitchell regain his balance, but it was quickly seen that he would not be able to continue playing. Mitchell slowly came off the court with the help of members of the Jazz band, placing a small weight on his right ankle.
Utah announced it later That Mitchell would lose the rest of the game. The initial X-rays were negative, According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he reported “initial optimism” Mitchell didn’t have much pain.
Mitchell entered Friday’s competition in a tearful score, averaging 36.8 points in his last five games. He scored 22 minutes, four rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes before heading to the locker room.