Donovan Mitchell doubtful for Jazz Road Trip opener against Hawks
Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell # 45 enters Sacramento Kings # 15 Davion Mitchell during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on November 02, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett / Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett / Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY –The Utah Jazz announced Wednesday afternoon that Donovan Mitchell was questionable and five other players were on the injury report.
The Jazz embark on a three-game road trip in Atlanta on Thursday to face the Hawks.
Donovan Mitchell twisted his ankle late in the second quarter Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings where he took him straight to the locker room. He came back and scored 17 of his 36 points in the third quarter to help the Jazz take out the Kings.
Rudy Gay is also listed on the injury report, who still has an injury to his right heel. Royce O’Neale sprained his ankle in the second half of Tuesday’s game against the Kings. It is questionable for Thursday’s game.
Rookie Jared Butler is likely for the game against the Hawks with non-COVID illness. Hassan Whiteside is also likely despite an ankle injury.
The only jazz player left out at this point is Udoka Azubuike, who is on a G-League assignment with the Salt Lake City Stars.
Kick-off between the Jazz and the Hawks on Thursday, November 4 is at 5:30 p.m. MT on AT&T SportsNet and The Zone Sports Network.