Report: Donovan Mitchell's MRI Reveals No Structural Damage, But Will Miss Games

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped off the court after suffering an apparent injury during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The MRI for Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell's right ankle sprain revealed no structural damage and he is expected to miss several games before his return, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski

Mitchell was helped off the court by two teammates Friday afternoon after he took a hard fall and landed on his lower right leg. He was not able to put any weight on his leg when he was helped off the court.

Mitchell's initial X-rays were negative when ESPN reported that Mitchell suffered a low ankle sprain. When Mitchell left the game, he had 22 points, four rebounds and two assists.

Before Mitchell left the game with the injury, he had been averaging 36.8 points per game over his previous five appearances, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Mitchell is averaging 26.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game this season. 

The Jazz defeated the Pacers 119-111 on Friday.

The Jazz (42-14) sit in first place in the NBA Western Conference, hold the best record in the league and have won eight of their last 10 games.