Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell exits with sprained right ankle

Apr 16, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped off the court after suffering an apparent injury during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell departed Friday afternoon’s game against the visiting Indiana Pacers due to a sprained right ankle.

Mitchell was helped off the court by teammates less than four minutes into the third quarter and was clearly favoring the ankle.

ESPN reported that X-rays were negative and that Mitchell was slated to undergo an MRI exam Friday night.

Mitchell was injured after leaping in an attempt to hinder a pass and landing awkwardly. He immediately reached for his lower right leg.

Mitchell scored 22 points in 21 minutes before exiting. He entered the contest ranked ninth in the NBA with a 26.5 scoring average.

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