Utah Jazz Center To Undergo Surgery

The Utah Jazz have lost a frontcourt depth piece for four to six weeks. The team announced that MRI findings will lead to two-way player Micah Potter having surgery on his elbow on Friday to remove "loose body fragments."

Potter will be re-evaluated after that 4-to-6-week period, say the Jazz.

The 6'10" forward/center has only appeared in three games for Utah thus far this season, but has had a much more substantial run with the team's G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars. The 24-year-old has played in 12 games in the developmental league this season, and has registered averages of 14.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 29.3 minutes per contest.

Last year, he was named to the G League's All-Rookie team with the Sioux Falls SkyForce. Potter started all 33 games at center and averaged 17.2 points and 9.9 rebounds, while also spreading the floor, shooting 44% from long range.

Hopefully, he'll be back at full health by the beginning of March. 

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