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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) warms up before the game against the Orlando Magic at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

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Donovan Mitchell will miss at least another week with sprained ankle

By Ryan Miller, KSL.com | Updated - May 1, 2021 at 7:04 p.m. | Posted - May 1, 2021 at 1:29 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz will be without Donovan Mitchell for at least another week.

The Utah Jazz All-Star guard's sprained right ankle was re-evaluated on Saturday by the team's medical staff, and while he continues to make progress, it was determined that he wasn't yet ready to return.

The team said he would be re-evaluated again in a week.

Mitchell suffered what the Jazz called a "severe lower right ankle sprain" during Utah's win over Indiana on April 16.

The injury has forced Mitchell to miss seven straight games. The Jazz have gone 3-4 in those contests and have fallen out of the top spot in the West. Mitchell will miss at least four more games this coming week, starting with Saturday's game against Toronto.

Utah will also be without Mike Conley for the third straight game on Saturday after he re-aggravated his right hamstring injury earlier this week.

"I hope that they're going to be back as soon as possible, get their shape back and to put the team together again," Bojan Bogdanovic said after Utah's loss to Phoenix on Friday.

Mitchell has averaged a career-high 26.4 points, 5.2 assists, and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 38% from the 3-point line.

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