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Jazz G Alec Burks out indefinitely with broken lower leg



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alec Burks is out indefinitely after breaking his left lower leg against the Clippers on Saturday night. The team announced the fifth-year guard had an MRI Sunday morning that showed a fractured fibula.

Burks is the third major contributor for the Jazz that has been lost for a significant amount of time this season. Starting center Rudy Gobert remains out with a sprained MCL. There is no timetable for his return. Starting point guard Dante Exum is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Burks played in every game this season, averaging a career-high 14.3 points as one of few on the bench that can create offense. He is the third-leading scorer on the team.

Burks broke the bone during a fall late in the second quarter of a 109-104 loss. It does not require surgery.

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Kareem Copeland

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