SALT LAKE CITY — When the Utah Jazz announced on March 15 that guard Dante Exum had suffered a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee the night before, the organization indicated that the Aussie would "continue to seek opinions on how to best treat the injury."8 comments on this story
On Thursday morning, the team announced that Exum underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair the tear, and that he remains out indefinitely. Patellar tendon injuries suffered by players such as Oklahoma City wing Andre Roberson and now-Toronto guard Jeremy Lin indicate Exum will be sidlined for quite a few months, although their injuries were complete tears.
Exum's injury came just three games after he had returned following a 25-contest absence because of a sprained ankle and bone bruise. Those are added to what has been an extremely injury-plagued career for the fifth pick in the 2014 NBA draft, as he has not played a full season since his rookie year.
The 6-foot-6 Exum signed a three-year contract last summer.