MRI shows no structural damage after Donovan Mitchell ankle sprain

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-17 16:59:40-04

SALT LAKE CITY — After Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell was helped off the court during Friday's win over Indiana, an MRI found no structural damage to his ankle.

Mitchell injured his right ankle in the third quarter and did not return to the game.

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ESPN reports Mitchell suffered a low ankle sprain and is expected to miss several games.

Mitchell had put up 22 points before leaving with 8:20 remaining in the third quarter in the 119-111 victory. The injury came as new Jazz part-owner Dwyane Wade looked on from courtside.

The Jazz announced Friday that Wade had taken an ownership stake in the team. While meeting with the media, Wade talked about his close relationship with Mitchell and how he hopes to mentor the Jazz star moving forward.