Jazz’s Dante Exum Undergoes Knee Surgery

MARCH 28: Exum underwent surgery today to fix the patellar tendon, tweets Tony Jones of The Athletic. Rehab will start right away, but Exum remains out of action indefinitely.

MARCH 15: Jazz point guard Dante Exum has a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee and will be sidelined indefinitely, according to a team press release.

Exum’s latest injury was uncovered during an MRI on Friday. He will continue to seek opinions on how best to treat the injury, according to the release, which suggests that he hopes to avoid surgery.

Exum is averaging 6.9 PPG and 2.6 APG in 15.8 MPG through 42 games this season. Exum just returned to action earlier this week after being sidelined 25 games with a sprained ankle and bone bruise. He suffered his latest injury during Utah’s game against Minnesota on Thursday.

The snakebit point guard missed all of the 2015/16 season with a torn ACL and was limited to 14 regular-season games last season after undergoing shoulder surgery in October 2017.

Raul Neto will see his minutes increase behind starter Ricky Rubio in Exum’s absence.

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8 thoughts on “Jazz’s Dante Exum Undergoes Knee Surgery

  1. mcmillankmm

    Given his injury history, Utah should have considered Memphis’ request of including Exum in a deal for Conley

  2. x%sure

    The Jazz offer was, Favors, Rubio, a r1, a r2 for Conley. Memphis asked for Exum too & talks ended.
    Conley is as good as ever.

    • D$!LLKU$H-og

      Big mistake. Favors, Exum and a 1st should’ve been on the table and that probably would’ve gotten it done. Conley would’ve been a perfect fit both offensively and defensively. Maybe they could’ve thrown in Rubio for Jaymichal Green to replace Favors. They would’ve been a tough out in the playoffs. Starting 5:


      • x%sure

        Looks like a match, Conley Green (41.5mil) for Favors Exum Rubio (38.2mil), except too late of course. A real boost for Utah’s chances.

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