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Former Utes Center, Spurs Big Man Jakob Poeltl OUT 2-4 Weeks With MCL Strain

Mar 1, 2020, 6:26 PM
Jakob Poeltl - San Antonio Spurs...
Jakob Poeltl #25 of the San Antonio Spurs high fives Patty Mills #8 after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 20, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Former Utah Utes and current San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl announced that he will “presumably miss the next two to four weeks” after he “suffered a grade 2 MCL strain” of his right knee.

Poeltl posted about his injury on Facebook on Sunday, March 1.

“As today’s examination showed, I suffered a grade 2 MCL strain of the right knee. I will presumably miss the next two to four weeks,” wrote the former Utah Utes star. “Since knee injuries can be very severe, I’m happy that I didn’t sustain a more serious injury. Nevertheless, this is an annoying situation. We’re in the midst of a very important phase, which is why every missed game hurts twice as much. I hope to be back on the floor as soon as possible.”

After playing for the University of Utah from 2014-16, Poeltl was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Poeltl is currently in the middle of his fourth NBA season and second with the Spurs. After playing his first two seasons with the Raptors, Poeltl was traded to San Antonio during the 2018 offseason.

The former Ute has played 58 games for the Spurs this season.

Poeltl is averaging 5.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per contest. He is shooting 61.9 percent from the field.

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