Lauri Markkanen's Season May Be Over Following Recent Injury Update

The Utah Jazz forward looks to be on the sidelines for the foreseeable future.
Mar 27, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) brings the ball up
Mar 27, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) brings the ball up / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports
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Some unfortunate news hit Utah Jazz fans on Saturday night as the team announced an update surrounding the injury status of Lauri Markkanen. After being in and out of the lineup in recent weeks, the 1x All-Star will now be officially sidelined for two weeks, designated with a shoulder impingement.

The team posted an injury update to Twitter/X on Saturday, revealing Markkanen's diagnosis:

"After experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder following the 3/27 San Antonio game, Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen underwent an MRI on Friday, which revealed he re-aggrivated a previous right shoulder impingement. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks."

The Jazz forward has had a productive 2023-24 campaign, averaging 23.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists on 48.0/39.9/89.9 splits in 55 games. With the two week timeline aligning alongside the end date of Utah's season, it wouldn't be a shock to see Markkanen shut down early considering the team's circumstances.

Utah has lost their last eight games in a row and have a record of 3-15 since the All-Star Break. Now eliminated from postseason contention, the focus for Utah is honed in on the draft and how the lottery eventually transpires.

For the last eight games, expect the Jazz to be without the services of their best player. Utah will hit the floor once again on Easter Sunday when they face off against the Sacramento Kings in hopes of breaking their lengthy losing streak.

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Jared Koch


Jared Koch is the Associate Editor of The Frozen Rope —'s team website covering the Utah Jazz. He's covered the NBA and NFL for the past two years, also being the Managing Editor of Inside The Kings —'s team website covering the Sacramento Kings.