When Ed Davis left Friday’s game against the Sacramento Kings in the third quarter, his injury was initially described as a leg contusion.
But after further testing, the Jazz discovered he had suffered a left fibula fracture. As a result, he’ll miss at least four weeks, at which point he’ll be re-evaluated.
Davis, who had played every minute as Rudy Gobert’s backup, was out to a relatively slow start to the season, averaging just 1.7 points along with 5.2 rebounds per game. Now, though, he’ll have to take longer to get going.
Tony Bradley, the 21-year-old third-year player from North Carolina, is in line to play many of the Jazz’s backup center minutes without Davis. The Jazz could also use veteran Jeff Green at center — as they chose to at the end of the third quarter against Sacramento. Green, at 6-foot-9, played in some units as the Washington Wizards’ five-man last season.