Alec Burks Injury: Updates on Jazz Guard’s Possible Concussion, Ankle and Return

December 27th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks left Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after suffering ankle and head injuries. Burks was determined to have fractured his ankle. He faces a lengthy layoff, and it is uncertain when he will be able to return to action.

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Burks Diagnosed With Fractured Ankle Sunday, Dec. 27 Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported Burks "will likely miss a minimum of six weeks," citing a league source.

Burks Once Again Dealing With Long-Term Injury In his fifth NBA season, Burks is coming off a 2014-15 campaign that saw him miss 55 games. He suffered a severe shoulder injury in December 2014, which required surgery and left him with a ton to prove heading into this season.

"He's very important to us and very important to the team as a whole," Jazz forward Derrick Favors said in September, per Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. "Alec's that guy who doesn't need plays to score a bunch of points. He can get the ball on a rebound and go. He plays with a lot of energy and he has a way of getting the crowd going with all of those crazy layups that he does."


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