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Rookie Taylor Hendricks Leaves Wizards-Jazz Game After Injury

Mar 4, 2024, 8:34 PM

SALT LAKE CITYJazz rookie forward Taylor Hendricks suffered a foot injury and did not start the second half of Utah’s game against the Washington Wizards.

Taylor Hendricks Leaves Wizards-Jazz Game

The Jazz hosted the Wizards at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, March 4.

RELATED: Lauri Markkanen Ruled Out For Wizards-Jazz Game

At the start of the third quarter, Luka Šamanić entered the game in place of Hendricks.

The Jazz announced that Hendricks would miss the remainder of the contest due to a left 1st MTP sprain AKA big toe sprain.

At halftime, the Wizards led the Jazz, 75-74.

During the first 24 minutes of game time, Hendricks had eight points on 3-3 field goals. He added two rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes on the court.

This season, the UCF product is averaging 5.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.6 blocks, and 0.6 steals in 17.6 minutes per contest. He’s played in 23 games this season.

In the first half, the Jazz ruled out fellow rookie Keyonte George due to illness.

Utah’s game against Washington is broadcast on KJZZ, Jazz+, NBA TV, KSL Sports Zone (97.5 FM), KSLSports.com, and the KSL Sports app.

Wizards vs. Jazz

Keyonte George is the latest name added to the Jazz injury report as they prepare to host the Wizards.

The rookie guard was listed as questionable due to an illness by the Jazz on Monday.

All-Star Lauri Markkanen is also out with a quad contusion while Walker Kessler will miss his third straight game with a foot sprain.

Keyonte George Questionable For Jazz

George is listed as questionable after playing one of the best games of his young career against the Miami Heat on Saturday.

The 20-year-old scored 31 points, grabbed four rebounds, and dished out four assists in 43 minutes as the Jazz fell to the Heat 126-120.

The loss capped off a winless three-game Eastern Conference road swing after falling to the Atlanta Hawks and the Orlando Magic.

The Jazz are 1-8 in their last nine games since the NBA trade deadline.

Wizards Look To Snap 14-Game Losing Streak

The Wizards face the Jazz riding a season-worst 14-game losing streak.

The Jazz will be the first team with a record below .500 the Wizards have faced since late January when they beat the Detroit Pistons and the San Antonio Spurs in back-to-back outings.

The Wizards and Pistons are tied for the worst record in the NBA at 9-51.

Washington’s six road wins are tied for the second-fewest by any team in the NBA this season.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. Listen to Ireland on Yards After College: An NFL Podcast. Follow him on X (@kyleireland), Threads (@kyleirelandksl), and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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