Arrived this summer at Utah Jazz, Rudy Gay will not set foot on the floors before the start of the regular season. The winger or strong winger recently had to have left heel surgery and will not recover until the start of the regular season.
Jazz will have to be patient with Rudy Gay. Coming to strengthen the team eliminated in the Conference semifinals last season by the Los Angeles Lakers, the winger or strong winger of 35 years will not be able to make his debut with the franchise based in Salt Lake City for several weeks. Indeed, as announced by the journalist of Salt Lake Tribune Eric Walden, Rudy Gay will be out for the entire preseason due to a ” minor left heel operation ” carried out at the end of last season and which will not allow him to tread the floors before the start of the regular season, scheduled for October 19.
Part of the group of experienced players such as Hassan Whiteside and Eric Paschall, who arrived in Utah this summer alongside Rudy Gobert, the Baltimore native is not the only player absent from the Jazz side, however. Indeed, Bosnian strong winger or winger Bojan Bogdanovic is also sidelined with shoulder pain. As a result, the Mostar native currently has to settle for a reduced training schedule in order to be put back as much as possible for the start of the regular season.
“We have two guys at the moment, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gay, who have not yet been able to train with contact Jazz coach Quin Snyder recently told the local press. It is not known when they will be able to do this, so it certainly has an impact. The absences of Gay and Bogdanovic will thus allow Eric Paschall, who arrived this summer from the Golden State Warriors, a franchise that drafted him in 2019, to gain playing time for the start of the regular season.