Archive for the ‘Injuries’ Category

Health = Overrated   Leave a comment

Well, there is an early game today (starting about now) in Toronto.
And the Jazz will be without… you guessed it. Booze, who suffered a sprained ankle in the Nuggets game. ‘Sap will get the start.

Posted March 8, 2009 by Sujal in Carlos Boozer, Injuries, Paul Millsap

The Injuries! They Won’t Stop!   Leave a comment

Yeah… another one. This time, Deron Williams. He’s day-to-day right now.

In an unrelated story, the Jazz host the Bobcats tonight… without 3 of their top players. On the other hand, the Bobcats will be without Gerald Wallace.

And in another unrelated story, I will be going on a slight (partial?) hiatus (barring a trade or transaction or something) for a bit (at least until my econometrics course ends in March, maybe more) as I try to get hang of this “studying in all your free-time for anatomy” thing. I could post just scores… but you can find that anywhere else. We’ll see.

Posted February 2, 2009 by Sujal in Deron Williams, Injuries

Surgery For AK   Leave a comment

One more down…

Kirilenko will undergo surgery this morning to remove a bone fragment in the ankle. He had tried unsuccessfully to put off the surgery until after the season and play through the discomfort with a series of cortisone shots.

The Jazz have gone 0-4 since Kirilenko suffered a recurrence of pain in the ankle last week, dropping 1½ games out of playoff position, and will have to survive at least until the All-Star break without both Kirilenko and Carlos Boozer.

He, like Booze before him, will be out until after the ‘all-star’ break (all-star my a**, it’s a stupid popularity contest that should be named as such).

I’d suggest we go out and sign a FA (because there’s no way J-Slow gives more time to the youngsters), but we’re too busy giving Flop a bench-warming seat to go replace him with a more useful player (read… anyone!).

Posted January 29, 2009 by Sujal in Andrei Kirilenko, Carlos Boozer, Injuries, Jarron Collins

Inspired? I Call BS.   Leave a comment

“Utah Jazz Inspired By Owner’s Ordeal”

This was an inspired game? Damn… I’m really hoping the ‘uninspired’ Jazz never show up. That could get ugly very, very quickly.

Posted January 28, 2009 by Sujal in Injuries

AK Needs Surgery?   2 comments

Oh man.

Kirilenko, who missed two games in early December with the same injury, had been hoping to postpone surgery until the offseason.

“There is a possibility,” Kirilenko said when asked after Sunday night’s loss to Denver if he might instead undergo surgery now.

Kirilenko plans to meet with medical personnel today to chart of plan for action, which could include additional rest, another shot or — worst-case scenario — surgery that would have him out 3-to-4 weeks.

Be sure to turn the lights off on your way out. This one is over.

Posted January 26, 2009 by Sujal in Andrei Kirilenko, Injuries

Another Game, Another Injury   Leave a comment

Well, it was bound to happen. The one starter who hasn’t missed a game this season (seriously?) manages to get hurt.

Miles suffered a moderate sprain of his right ankle and left the arena in a walking boot. He had to be helped off the court, but did walk to the locker room, which Williams said was something he couldn’t have done after his injury.

If CJ misses any time, Mo Almond would get his shot at starting.

Posted January 8, 2009 by Sujal in CJ Miles, Injuries, Morris Almond

Booze To Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery   Leave a comment

Well, the absence will continue

After having tried to conservatively rehabilitate his left knee, which has not responded satisfactorily, and reviewing all of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test results, Dr. Richard Ferkel and Jazz team orthopedist Dr. Lyle Mason have decided to perform an arthroscopic procedure on Boozer’s left knee joint.

He’ll undergo the surgery on January 9th, and be out for at least a month. That makes for early/mid-February. The trade deadline is a bit after that, if the Jazz were to try and trade him… though that looks even more doubtful now.

Posted December 30, 2008 by Sujal in Carlos Boozer, Injuries

‘Sap Out For 7-10 Days   Leave a comment

Yeah, read the title.

If Millsap is sidelined for 10 days, he will miss five games, starting tonight against Dallas at EnergySolutions Arena. Center Memo Okur, who missed the 94-86 loss at Milwaukee, is listed as doubtful against the Mavs because of recurring back spasms.

Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said he planned to start Andrei Kirilenko in place of Millsap. If Okur can’t play, rookie Kosta Koufos will start at center.

Meanwhile, Carlos Boozer won’t play because of the quad tendon and knee injury he suffered Nov. 19. He is scheduled to fly to Los Angeles this weekend and will undergo another MRI exam on Monday. According to Jazz spokesperson Jonathan Rinehart, dye will be injected into Boozer’s joint so doctors can get a more accurate picture of his condition.

Meanwhile, Jazz point guard Deron Williams is listed as probable against Dallas despite a strained calf. Also, Jarron Collins won’t play but his sore elbow is improving and he will travel to Houston, where the Utah plays the Rockets on Saturday night.

As for tonight’s game… I agree with BBJ… time to turn on the burners and play like the Suns of old. Defense be damned… you don’t have enough healthy bodies to try and play physical defense. We know the team can run (at least when healthy)… might as well see how well it works now.

Posted December 26, 2008 by Sujal in Injuries, Paul Millsap

Injuries Galore   Leave a comment

The Jazz are down to 9 healthy players now. And that can’t be good with Dallas looming on the schedule.

F Carlos Boozer*Quad/knee*Won’t play
C Jarron Collins*Elbow*Won’t play
F Matt Harpring*Ankle*Will play
F Paul Millsap*Knee*Questionable
C Memo Okur*Back*Game-time decision
G Deron Williams*Calf*Probable

Oh, and if you want to add to that, there is this

Sloan also wasn’t too happy with Kyrylo Fesenko, whom he described as not being ready to play, and Kosta Koufos, who went 3-for-10 and left Sloan with the impression he was more interested in shooting than anything else.

And Siler nails it on the head (the above link) with this…

It seems pretty evident to me that the Jazz need to pick up another big man if Carlos Boozer is going to miss significant more time. Okur, Kirilenko and Millsap can hold things down for only so long.
Koufos and Fesenko appear alternately overmatched and confused. There’s no counting on Jarron Collins as long as he’s out with an injured right elbow. It’s not as easy as just signing a big man, since the Jazz already have 15 players under contract.

He mentions potentially trading one of our back-up PGs for one of their back-up bigs (Chris Mihm, DJ Mbenga, Josh Powell… though Powell is only 6’9). Maybe we go talk with OKC now that they’re going to sign (most likely) Nenad Krstic. We can’t give them CJ, but maybe someone else will peak their interest. And they have a trio of recent 1st-rounders (Mouhamed Sene, Robert Swift, Johan Petro) along with vets Chris Wilcox, Nick Collison & Kurt Thomas… though all 3 of the vets cost would cost in the Kyle Korver/No Knees range. Swift would cost a couple of players, Sene & Petro could be had for Flop or Price (or that range, not sure what the Thunder would want).

It’ll be interesting to see what the Jazz do… of course, it seems very likely that they’ll just stay put with the “loyal” players, even if they can’t play anymore. Because obviously the loyalty will be very important in drawing in LeBron & the likes in 2010.

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