Jazz guard Knight back in Utah to heal after throat injury

Published: Monday, Dec. 8 2008 12:00 a.m. MST

Jazz reserve point guard Brevin Knight flew back to Utah after being released from a Phoenix hospital earlier today.
Knight was hospitalized overnight for observation after getting struck in the windpipe by Phoenix's Goran Dragic late in the opening quarter of Saturday night's loss to the Suns.
Knight stayed in the game and played a few minutes in the second quarter, but was transported to a local hospital at halftime.
A CT Scan showed swelling but no tearing his Knight's throat, and because of the risk of further swelling doctors didn't want him to take the team's charter flight late Saturday night.
Knight underwent additional testing today, and according to a team spokesman everything "was normal except for some swelling" in the throat.
He will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's trip to Minnesota.

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