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Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors practices, will be game-time decision Wednesday

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 4:57 p.m. MDT

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) shoots over Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) as the Utah Jazz defeat the Denver Nuggets 105-103 as they play NBA basketball Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Salt Lake City.    (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) shoots over Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) as the Utah Jazz defeat the Denver Nuggets 105-103 as they play NBA basketball Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — After missing the last five games with a nagging foot injury, Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors is practicing again and could play Wednesday night against San Antonio.

Favors has been suffering from plantar fasciitis, missing all five games this month after putting up with some pain for a few games before that. Jazz officials are calling it a "game-time decision" for the home game with the Spurs.

"I went through a workout yesterday and it feels a lot better," Favors said prior to Tuesday morning's practice. "It's been frustrating. It's hard staying back in the locker room watching the team play. It's just something I've had to deal with."

Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said Favors almost played Sunday night against the Lakers, but because the team didn't get enough time on the floor before the game and because Favors felt some "discomfort" in his foot, he was held out.

"We'll see today," Corbin said. "He had a day of treatment yesterday and has a chance to get on the floor today. We want to make sure everybody is healthy before we get them back out on the floor."

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