Dante Exum Ruled Out Indefinitely With Partially Torn Patella Tendon
"It's something that's plagued me."
Dante Exum's horror run of injuries continues.
The Utah Jazz announced on Friday the Australian guard has a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee and is out indefinitely.
He suffered it in the Jazz's 120-100 win on Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The 23-year-old had just returned from an ankle injury that kept him off the court for two months.
The pressure has been on Exum to stay healthy after he signed a three-year, $US33 million contract extension with the Jazz last year.
The Jazz showed faith in him despite Exum being plagued by injuries since they drafted him with their fifth pick in 2014.
He had to undergo shoulder surgery in 2017 and sat out four months.
In 2015 he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee playing for the Australian team.
"Obviously I hate being injured," Exum told the Salt Lake City Tribune earlier this week.
"It's something that's plagued me for a long time."
The Jazz said Exum will continue to seek opinions on how to best treat the latest injury.
The Jazz were hoping to have Exum for the upcoming playoff run.
Exum has appeared in 42 games in his fourth NBA season averaging 6.9 points, 2.6 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game.