Jazz's Bogdanovic undergoing season-ending wrist surgery

Tanya Simon
May 22, 2020

As the National Basketball Association works toward potentially resuming the 2020 season during the coronavirus pandemic, a playoff team has learned it won't have one of its top players if the league returns, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic will undergo season-ending wrist surgery. And while it's uncertain when the Jazz or anyone else might play basketball games, Bogdanovic isn't expected back until a subsequent 2020-21 campaign.

Bogdanovic is scheduled to have the procedure done Tuesday in NY, according to the team.

Bojan Bogdanovic (44) of the Utah Jazz shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena in Washington January 12, 2020.

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Bogdanovic, who turned 31 last month, signed a four-year, US$73-million deal with the Jazz in June 2019. Before the season was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the player had 20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. He won't come again for any of the 2019-20 season or playoffs if both does resume. Mitchell tested positive shortly thereafter.

The Jazz are now fourth in the West and have a record of 41-23.

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