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Carlos Boozer suffers rib cage injury, MRI Wednesday

Apr 14, 2010, 8:26 AM EDT

The Utah Jazz are not going to go very far in the playoffs without Carlos Boozer. They will find out today if they will have to try.

Boozer left Tuesday night’s game in the second quarter, went back to the locker room and did not play another minute in the Jazz’s win.

The injury is described as a strained muscle in his right rib cage. According to Ross Siler of the Salt Lake Tribune, X-rays were negative. Boozer is scheduled for an MRI today. Aside that, we don’t know much about the injury.

His status for a key showdown with the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night is not known. If Boozer does not play, Paul Milsap will get the start. Boozer likely will try to be in the lineup when the playoffs start this weekend, but the MRI likely will determine his status for that.

  1. jeff - Apr 14, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    well…its a contract year, maybe that will help him play through it.

  2. rws - Apr 14, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    excuse me Jeff but that’s a pretty stupid thing to say! It may be Booz’s contract year, but believe me not one Jazz has played with more heart this year than that guy!
    I hope to God he plays because the Jazz go no where without him and DWill knows it too. Booz is playing for the Utah Jazz, not for his contract. Its guys like you that stir up all this s–t!

  3. skeep - Apr 14, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    rws = whining chicken
    Boozer is playing for the money you think he wants to stay in Utah? I know I didn’t.

  4. Chris O'Brien - Apr 14, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    If Carlos Boozer thinks he can get more money elsewhere, more power to him. However, where else can you go where you have 19,911 fans on their feet every home game yelling “Boooooooze!?” Where else can he go where he will be appreciated and his team will make the playoffs year after year?

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