Donovan Mitchell avoids serious ankle injury vs. Pacers?
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped off the court after suffering an apparent injury during the second half against the Indiana Pacers. Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell avoids serious ankle injury vs. Pacers?

Fans of the Utah Jazz may be able to breathe a little easier heading into their weekends following a scary situation during Friday's matchup against the Indiana Pacers. 

In the game's third quarter, Utah All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell rolled his right ankle following an awkward landing and needed to be helped off the court and into the locker room: 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports initial X-rays on the ankle were negative and that Mitchell will undergo an MRI later Friday night. Wojnarowski added the Jazz are optimistic Mitchell avoided a significant injury: 

Per ESPN stats, Mitchell leads the Jazz with 26.5 points per game and is second with a player efficiency rating of 21.52. Utah sits atop the Western Conference standings and improved to 42-14 with Friday's win over Indiana. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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