December 26th, 2008 by Jay
Just when most of us Jazz fans thought that the Jazz couldn’t possibly suffer more injuries, we watched in horror as Jazz Forward Paul Millsap collapsed and rolled around in pain with what looked just like the same knee injury that Carlos Boozer sustained over a month ago. However, Millsap returned to play the second half, which breathed a huge sigh of relief for Jazz fans, and surely the Jazz team as well.
Millsap underwent an MRI on the knee and results have shown that he has a sprained posterior cruciate knee ligament (PCL). If he misses the full 10 days, that will be a total of 5 games missed.
While it is most certainly sad to see Millsap’s consecutive games played streak
come to an end, not to mention the struggles the Jazz are sure to have playing without Boozer OR Millsap, it is still a relief to know that it’s not as bad as it could have been!
Mehmet Okur is listed as doubtul for tonight’s game against the Dallas Mavericks with continued back spasms. Andrei Kirilenko will start in place of Millsap, and rookie Kosta Koufos will start for Okur. Which leaves the question, who will produce off the bench? Hopefully players like Harpring, Korver, Price, and Almond (and Fesenko if he even plays) will be confident and ready to contribute and provide energy. The Jazz could really use it, as they are currently in 9th place in the Western Conference (out of the playoffs), but only 2.5 games out of 2nd place. I know it’s gotta be tough with all of the injuries, but the Jazz have got to play even harder and start putting together a little run of wins, with or without players like Boozer and Millsap.
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