Jazz guard Alec Burks out indefinitely with broken leg
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz Alec Burks is out indefinitely after breaking his left lower leg against the Clippers on Saturday night. The team announced the fifth-year guard had an MRI Sunday morning that showed a fractured fibula.
Burks is the third major contributor for the Jazz that has been lost for a significant amount of time this season. Starting center Rudy Gobert remains out with a sprained MCL. There is no timetable for his return. Starting point guard Dante Exum is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Burks played in every game this season, averaging a career-high 14.3 points as one of few on the bench that can create offense. He is the third-leading scorer on the team.
Burks broke the bone during a fall late in the second quarter of a 109-104 loss. It does not require surgery.