SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury in practice Wednesday.
The team announced an MCL sprain was diagnosed in Gobert's left knee, but no surgery is required.
At 7-foot-1, 245 pounds, Gobert is the centerpiece of the No. 3 defense in the NBA. He is tied with Serge Ibaka for No. 4 in the league with 2.6 blocks per game. He also averages 9.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.
Gobert was considered one of the most improved players in the league last year. The Jazz believe he can grow into a franchise-type player.