Utah Jazz recently received news that might have devastating consequences on their hopes to make a deep playoff run if 2019/20 NBA season resumes. According to the team’s official statement, forward Bojan Bogdanovic underwent wrist surgery and will be out for the season.
Bogdanovic suffered the injury in late 2019, but decided to continue playing through pain. However, with the uncertainty surrounding the current NBA season due to coronavirus, the 31-year-old opted to have surgery. This will give him a chance to recover in full for the 2020/21 season.
Loss of Bojan Bogdanovic will definitely be a big blow for the Jazz if the NBA resumes the current season. The Croatian was a big contributor for Utah in 2019/20 and was having a career year averaging 20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.
Bogdanovic joined Utah Jazz last summer, inking a four-year, $73 million contract. He previously spent two seasons with Indiana Pacers.
Jazz are currently fourth in the West with 41-23 record. They are three games behind the LA Clippers on the second spot and one game in front of OKC Thunder and Houston Rockets, who are a fifth and sixth seed. Utah has 18 games left to play in this regular season.