Donovan Mitchell's Foot Injury Diagnosed as Contusion, Game 2 Status TBD

After Rudy Gobert the Jazz have another defensive stopper to utilize

After Rudy Gobert the Jazz have another defensive stopper to utilize

After an MRI revealed a left foot contusion, Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell's status for Wednesday night's Game 2 versus the Thunder will be determined on Tuesday, the Jazz announced.

Mitchell exited Sunday's Game 1 in the fourth quarter to get an X-ray on the foot but was able to return with just under eight minutes remaining.

"I feel fine", Mitchell said after the game. After about a minute he was subbed off again as he was visibly in pain as he ran back on defense after burying a jumper.

The best-of-seven series continues with Game 2 on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

Rookie Donovan Mitchell led the way for the Jazz dropping 27 points to go along with 10 boards.

"I was just limping, and they saw me limping and thought I needed to come out", Mitchell said, "but I was just being a baby". "I just stubbed my toe, nothing major". "I'm sure he'll undergo further imaging, and we'll update that tomorrow".

Jazz coach Quin Snyder chose to yank Mitchell for the final 3:19 of Sunday's loss for fear or severely injuring the foot. For a team that was inconsistent all year long, picking up a win in their first game of the playoffs was a good sign for things to come in the future.

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