Donovan Mitchell seems to have survived another injury panic.
In the fourth quarter when the Clippers beat the Jazz 132-106 on Saturday, Mitchell appeared to sprain his right ankle during a layup. The two-time All-Star rushed to the basket easily, but was obviously uncomfortable when he landed.
Mitchell immediately asked for a substitution, and he could be seen limping into the tunnel on the ABC broadcast.
He did eventually walk back to the Utah bench and had a brief conversation with Jazz coach Queensnyder.Team of medical staff Allow him to return, But Mitchell did not re-enter the game, and Los Angeles maintained a double-digit lead.As the final whistle sounded, Mitchell returned to the dressing room with his right foot Wrapped in ice.
“He is in great condition,” Snyder says After the third game. “He could have gone back to the game.”
During the post-match media interview, Mitchell Clippers forward Paul George’s heavy blow In the second game, but insisted that he was “good”, provided a similar response.
“I’m fine. This is everything I give you,” Mitchell says“I’m fine. It happened. It happened. I think I can go back, but there is no need to risk 16 or 18 at that time. So, I’ll be fine… It’s time for me It’s landed. I’ve been trying to manage it. I really don’t know what else to tell you. But I don’t want to say too much. It’s just landing, but I’m fine. I’ll be ready for the fourth game.”
Mitchell had 30 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 32 minutes. On Monday night, the Jazz and Clippers will meet again in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinal Series.