Rudy Gobert: "Dirty Play" From Dion Waiters Caused Knee Injury

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Rudy Gobert: "Dirty Play" From Dion Waiters Caused Knee Injury

Utah announced that an MRI showed a right tibia contusion and Gobert will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

Dion Waiters went after a loose ball during Friday's contest and fell into Gobert, which caused his knee to bend inward. Gobert limped off the court following the collision and called it a "dirty play" afterward, according to the Deseret News.

"I've never been a dirty player in my life", Waiters said, per the Miami Herald's Andre C. Fernandez. The Jazz would ultimately lose that game due to a costly turnover by Gobert in the final minute, which led to a corner three by Jamal Crawford. Tell him to get out of his feelings. "I went for the ball". "I went for the ball, making a basketball play. I think it was a dirty play, but no matter what the most important thing is to keep getting better and to win tomorrow".

The big man said Waiters had intentionally gone after his knees. He (goes) right to social media. We won, they lost. "I'm not a dirty player". Tell him to get out of his feelings. Waiters, however, was off-balance, and had his back turned to Gobert. I saw it on social media, late, after the win.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Sunday although hoping no one would get hurt, he liked Waiters' aggressiveness on that play. The Jazz are sitting at 6-7, a part of the jumble of also-rans expected to compete for the last few playoff spots in the West. Gobert gives the Jazz their identity-without him, they're a plodding, low-wattage offense without any particular interior defensive oomph.

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