SALT LAKE CITY — Seven-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson missed Tuesday’s practice with what was initially ruled as a right wrist sprain. After being examined by the Utah Jazz’s medical staff and undergoing a MRI, it was determined that he has tendon instability and will be out for at least two weeks.
Jazz head Quin Snyder confirmed that the initial injury occurred during Monday’s win against Dallas. Johnson played 16 minutes and finished with two points and two rebounds. The 17-year veteran is averaging 6.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists off the bench for the Jazz.
“He came out after something happened,” Snyder said. “It was bothering him so they took him in and looked at him and decided to give him an MRI and all the things the medial group does to figure out what to do next.”