TORONTO — Utah Jazz heart Rudy Gobert entered the NBA’s COVID-19 well being and security protocols Thursday, turning into the crew’s second participant to check optimistic for the coronavirus this season.
Joe Ingles became the Jazz’s first player of the season to get placed on the well being and security protocol checklist on Tuesday after returning a optimistic check.
Gobert missed Wednesday’s recreation in opposition to the Denver Nuggets after exhibiting signs, together with a fever, however was listed as out because of a non-COVID-19 associated sickness after two fast antigen COVID-19 checks got here again detrimental. Gobert then returned a optimistic check after the crew underwent PCR testing — which is required to cross the Canadian border — forward of Utah’s Friday contest in opposition to the Toronto Raptors.
Along with being with out Gobert and Ingles, the Jazz could have much more of a skeleton crew on Friday with three different starters listed as out because of damage and relaxation.
Donovan Mitchell (decrease again pressure), Mike Conley (proper knee damage restoration) and Bojan Bogdanovic (left center finger sprain) is not going to play in opposition to the Raptors.
Hassan Whiteside, who has missed three video games with a concussion, stays questionable to play. Royce O’Neale (proper patellar tendonitis), Jordan Clarkson (again tightness), and Rudy Homosexual (proper heel damage restoration) are additionally listed as questionable on the Jazz’s newest damage report.