Expected to miss a month

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The Utah Jazz just can't stay healthy. He was injured less than two minutes into Friday's game against Boston when teammate Derrick Favors fell backward into his leg, sending Gobert to the floor.

Per Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post, Gobert has a Grade 1 PCL strain in his left knee, as well as a bone bruise.

Favors once again will man the center position without Gobert. The Jazz also have recalled Tony Bradley from the Salt Lake Stars, a move first reported by The Tribune on Friday night. He will add some depth at the center position, playing behind Favors and Ekpe Udoh. Only recently did he make his return to the Jazz. The offense is much faster and there is more space for the likes of Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood, Alec Burks, and Joe Ingles to shoot from downtown and exploit the transition.

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In his absence, the Jazz will look to the likes of Jonas Jerebko to play valuable minutes. Joe Johnson and Thabo Sefolosha will need to be productive as well. They play in Cleveland on Saturday before finishing up their current six-game road trip with the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder.

One month from now, the schedule will get a lot easier for the Jazz. The Jazz (14-15) will miss Gobert's defense and rebounding.

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