Bojan Bogdanovich of Utah Jazz will have season-ending surgery

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Retrieved 19 May 2020, 00:28 IST

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Bojan Bogdanovich of Uta Jazz

The team announced Monday that Utah Jazz Wing Bojan Bogdanovic will undergo season-end surgery on his right wrist.

No deadline has been set for his recovery, but ESPN reports that he is expected to fully recover at the start of the 2020-21 season, whenever it comes.

Bogdanovic, who finished eighth in the NBA with 189 points, has made three pointers this season, suffered an injury last year and suffered until the league closed in March due to a coronavirus epidemic.

A Jazz statement reads: “Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic will undergo wrist surgery at the end of the season.

“Bogdanovich hit his right wrist once in 2019 and the injury has been bothering him all season.

“As soon as the operation was suspended, the forward consulted with multiple medical professionals and it was decided to surgically repair the crushed scaffold ligament.

“Bogdanovic is scheduled to undergo surgery in New York on Tuesday. No date has yet been set for his return to the game.”

Bodgnovich has amassed a career-high 20.2 points per game this season, scoring a total of singles in three of his last seven appearances.

The sixth-year forward is Utah’s second-highest scorer after signing a four-year, 73 73 million deal with Jazz’s last offseason.

In his time with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers and Jazz, he probably missed 12 of 474 games, and Bogdanovic was very sustainable in his career.

The 31-year-old has been a valuable offensive weapon for Utah, shooting 41.4 percent this season under three-point pressure.

The 2012-2015 season featured a dramatic swing for the Jazz, who averaged 20-30 throughout December and January, but lost four to five matches within six weeks of the league’s suspension.

If the NBA season continues, Utah will also have to consolidate a broken relationship between the team’s cornerstones Rudy Gobert and Donvan Mitchell.

Gabbert, the first American major sports athlete to test positive for COVID-19, suspended the Jazz’s March 11 game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the next day the NBA suspended his season. Michelle soon tested positive.

The league is still undecided due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with Jazz Western Conference finishing fourth with a 41-23 record.