The Utah Jazz haven’t had the best of luck this season. Between Gordon Hayward leaving the team this past summer to join the Boston Celtics and Rudy Gobert’s injury issues that have caused him to miss 24 games, the Jazz have been in the midst of a down year, sitting at 17-25 and 4.5 games back of the 8-seed in the Western Conference.
On Saturday afternoon, the team got some bad news regarding one of their best perimeter defenders. Thabo Sefolosha, who joined the team this past offseason from Atlanta, will likely opt to get surgery on the MCL in his right knee.
The news was broken by Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, who made clear that this is the expected course of action for the veteran wing. Additionally, Marc Stein of the New York Times learned that if this ends up happening, Sefolosha won’t be able to return for some time.