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Utah’s Favors officially diagnosed with plantar fasciitis

Dec 4, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT


If you want to know how much the Utah Jazz miss Derrick Favors, watch Chris Paul’s layup that gave the Clippers the lead for good on Monday night. Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are good players, but Favors provides athleticism on the defensive end they do not. And that the Jazz miss.

And Utah may be miss that a while longer — he was diagnosed with the foot injury plantar fasciitis, reports the Deseret News. An MRI confirmed what was long suspected. Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, making it painful to do things like run and jump. Which are things kind of important in basketball.

Favors is averaging 9.3 points and 7.5 assists per game for the Jazz off the bench, doing that in minutes limited because with Jefferson and Millsap the Jazz have a loaded front court.

This may be a mild case, but the problem is plantar fasciitis can linger. And the only real cure is rest. The Jazz need to give him enough time off, not rush him back (or let him rush himself back) and make sure this heals and they are not dealing with it in February.

  1. lucaslatronico - Dec 4, 2012 at 12:48 PM


  2. bougin89 - Dec 5, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    This article made me actually look up Derek Favors stats. No way he is averaging 7.5 assists. Still 9.3 ppg and 7.5 rpg is impressive in only 22.8 mpg.

  3. saint1997 - Dec 5, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Can they trade Millsap and Jefferson for some front court guys and picks, then start Kanter and Favors. I mean seriously they’re not winning a title anytime soon, may as well build for the future

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