Utah Jazz: Mike Conley awaiting MRI results on left knee

Utah Jazz forward Kelly Olynyk, right, talks to guard Mike Conley, who sits on the court after being injured during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)


PORTLAND — Mike Conley went around a Jusuf Nurkic screen, chasing after Damian Lillard, and planted his left leg.

The Utah Jazz veteran guard said it felt like the whole leg locked up.

“Just trying to get over (the screen) because Dame is gonna shoot it if I don’t get over,” Conley said of the play in the third quarter Saturday night against the Portland Trail Blazers that sidelined him for the rest of the contest.

“All my weight just went straight back into my knee. Initially I didn’t know what had happened. Felt probably worse at the time than hopefully it’s gonna turn out to be, but it was (a) pretty uncomfortable feeling.”

Conley stayed down on the court after Lillard scored and waited for team trainers and medical personnel to come to him on the court.

He knew that he was in pain, but as he was testing out the leg — bending, stretching and prodding — he started to gain a little confidence that the injury might not be as bad as he had originally thought when he went down.

“I was going through that process while laying …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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