The Utah Jazz were dealt a serious blow to their roster on Monday as starting forward and second-leading scorer Bojan Bogdanovic will be out for the season.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news that Bogdanovic is undergoing surgery on his right wrist to repair an injury he suffered in January. During the season’s hiatus — which began in mid-March — Bogdanovic began to experience discomfort from the injury, Wojnarowski reported.
His injury, per the team, is a ruptured scapholunate ligament in his right wrist.The team did not confirm the January timeline, rather saying his injury occurred” sometime in 2019″ and that it continued to bother Bogdanovic throughout the 2019-20 season.
The Jazz on Monday said Bogdanovic will have his surgery on May 19 in New York. He will not come back for any of the 2019-20 season or playoffs if either does resume.
Bojan Bogdanovic will undergo surgery tomorrow, per the Jazz
— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) May 18, 2020
Bogdanovic diagnosis is a ruptured scapholunate ligament in his right wrist. the injury happened very early in the season. Surgery tomorrow. Will not come back for any of the 2019-20 season or playoffs if they are to resume
— Sarah Todd (@NBASarah) May 18, 2020
Jazz say Bojan Bogdanovic injured a ligmament sometime in 2019 and has been getting periodic check-ups from doctors ever since. He will undergo surgery tomorrow morning in New York.
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) May 18, 2020
Bogdanovic averaged 20.2 points this season and shot 41.4% on 3-pointers, both of which are the second-best marks on the Jazz. Utah overhauled its roster in the 2019 offseason and signing Bogdanovic to a reported four-year, $73 million deal was one of the team’s big moves.
Shortly after news of Bogdanovic’s injury appeared on Twitter, Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell tweeted: “Salute to my brother @44Bojan for fighting through for us all year … one of the toughest dudes I know. Get right and ready for next season.”
Salute to my brotha @44Bojan for fighting through for us all year… one of the toughest dudes I know!! Get right and ready for next season💯💯🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) May 18, 2020