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Report: Utah’s Thabo Sefolosha to have season-ending knee surgery

Derrick Jones Jr., Thabo Sefolosha

Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr., left, and Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha (22) vie for a loose ball during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


The Basketball Gods have had it in for the Jazz this season. After losing Gordon Hayward in free agency last summer, Utah has battled a lot of injuries, most notably a couple of knee injuries to center Rudy Gobert.

Now this: Thabo Sefolosha appears done for the season after injuring his knee against the Hornets on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports reports.

The veteran swingman has been solid mostly off the bench for the Jazz this season, averaging 8.2 points per game, shooting 38 percent from three and playing solid defense in 21 minutes a night. On a Utah team that just cannot afford more injuries this will hurt.

Expect Jonas Jerebko and Joe Johnson to get more run with Sefolosha out.