Unfortunately, despite the fact that Gobert was able to reenter the game on Friday night, the team announced on Sunday that Gobert suffered a bone bruise in his knee, and shut down for the next four weeks before he is reevaluated.
Against the Minnesota Timberwolves early in the season, Gobert had a terrific game, finishing with 10 points, 13 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. "I think it was a dirty play, but no matter what the most important thing is to keep getting better and to win tomorrow".
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When asked about the injury, Gobert was critical of Waiter's intention, saying it was a dirty move on the part of Waiters. "Tell him to get out of his feelings and that's what it is, just like that".More news: More Sunshine, Warmer Monday
"Every time I get hurt, the best thing to do is to try to walk right away", Gobert said after the game on Friday. The Jazz played small Saturday in a 114-106 win against the Nets, moving Derrick Favors to center.
Gobert called it a "dirty play" after the game, according to the Deseret News. When he came back to finish the game however, it seemed as though the injury may not be as serious, and perhaps he would only miss a game or two.
The Miami Heat will once again take on the Utah Jazz at home, on January 7. Among centers, Gobert is * a href="https://stats.nba.com/players/defense/?sort=PCT_BLK&dir=-1&CF=MIN*G*20&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&PlayerPosition=C" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" *currently third in block percentage and among the league leaders in defensive rating.