The Utah Jazz will have to make do without their defensive centerpiece for multiple games for the second time this season.
Rudy Gobert will miss at least a few weeks with a PCL sprain in his left knee and a bone bruise in his leg, league sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday morning.
Gobert was injured Friday night when Derrick Favors fell onto his knee during the Jazz’s win over the Boston Celtics.
Favors once again will man the center position without Gobert. Favors also was injured against the Celtics and is listed as questionable for Saturday night’s contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Jonas Jerebko likely will move into the starting lineup to fill the opening left by Gobert. The Jazz also have recalled Tony Bradley from the Salt Lake Stars, a move first reported by The Tribune on Friday night.
Gobert missed 11 games — the Jazz won seven of them — earlier this season. Utah went with a more wide-open offense in those games. The Jazz (14-15) will miss Gobert’s defense and rebounding.
The Jazz play at Cleveland on Saturday night.