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Jazz: Jefferson out tonight with inflamed ankle

Published January 25, 2012 6:04 pm

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Al Jefferson won't play tonight against the Toronto Raptors, due to an inflamed ankle, Tyrone Corbin announced during pregame talks.

Jefferson felt discomfort in the ankle during shootaround. He tried to test the ankle out during pregame, but didn't feel well enough to play.

Derrick Favors will start in Jefferson's place.

"We'll play everyone we can," Corbin said. "We have 13 guys and we're going to use everyone we can."

With Jefferson out, Paul Millsap becomes the focal point in the paint. Favors will see increased minutes, as will rookie Enes Kanter. Jeremy Evans will likely see minutes as well.

Tony Jones