Collin Sexton remains out; Talen Horton-Tucker, Kris Dunn filling in

Utah Jazz guard Collin Sexton (2) cheers from the sideline during an NBA game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023.

Ryan Sun, Deseret News

Utah Jazz guard Collin Sexton is going to remain out for the next week as he continues to rehab his strained left hamstring, marking the fifth week he’s been sidelined because of the injury.

The Jazz say that Sexton is progressing as expected and is set to be reevaluated next Thursday.

Sexton has been frustrated about not being able to play, but is also trying to practice patience as he works his way back.

“He works really hard, he’s very diligent, he’s fired up for his teammates, he’s engaged in the locker room,” Jazz head coach Will Hardy said.

“I’ve had to tell him to sit down multiple times because the new rule where you can’t stand in the corner (of the court during a game) and I’ve had multiple officials say ‘Hey, you got to tell Sexton to sit down,’ and I’m like, ‘Hey, I’m trying but I can’t really control him.’ That’s how he is. That’s just who Collin is.”

Despite being sidelined, Sexton was on the Jazz’s recent six-game road trip, and after every single game he was stretching or getting treatment on his hamstring even though he wasn’t playing.

Though frustrating, Sexton knows that the Jazz medical and coaching staffs have his best interests in mind.

After having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in November of 2021, Sexton was unable to play for the rest of the 2021-22 season and only returned to competitive play after he was traded …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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