Rodney Hood to be re-evaluated after hyperextending right knee
Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood will be re-evaluated on Sunday after hyperextending his right knee late in the team’s 114-107 victory over the Magic.
Rodney Hood left tonight's game in the 4th & did not return. Initial diagnosis is hyperextended right knee. Will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) January 15, 2017
Hood’s right knee buckled with no apparent contact while driving to the basket with 1:44 remaining in Saturday’s game, leaving him writhing on the court in obvious pain. He left the court with assistance from a trainer and teammate Boris Diaw, and was later seen walking in the locker room with his knee wrapped up. Various media reports indicate the Jazz are cautiously optimistic the injury won’t be long term.
“Hopefully it’s not serious,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “It’s serious enough that he had to leave the game, but we don’t know when he’ll be back.”
Hood scored 14 points against the Magic, and is averaging 14.0 per game in his third season out of Duke.