Jazz guard Dante Exum separates shoulder, could miss entire season

Doug Mendoza
October 8, 2017

Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum separated his left shoulder and suffered ligament damage in Friday's preseason game against the Phoenix Suns.

A report by ESPN stated that the injury took place during a drive to the basket, with Exum winding up on the floor in pain. After Utah's 112-101 victory, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder admitted that Exum's injury "didn't look good".

Missing the entire 2017-18 National Basketball Association season won't help with his development, though, and the Utah Jazz may start hearing murmurs about this draft selection turning into a bust.

An MRI revealed details of the injury, leaving team officials and doctors considering recovery timetables and rehabilitation options Saturday.

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Dante Exum was the fifth overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Shooting guard Alec Burks and Raul Neto could see an increase in playing time if Exum misses an extended period of time. He also missed the entire 2015-2016 season with a torn ACL.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Exum averaged 6.2 points, 1.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 66 games (26 starts) last season. Warren on his way to the rim in the first quarter of the Jazz-Suns preseason game.

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