Injury updates: Mitchell, Gobert, Green, Iguodala, Anthony, James, Birch

February 3, 2022 at 10:55 p.m. CST by Dana Gauruder

Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert were named All-Star reserves on Thursday. the Jazz have also received some positive injury news regarding their top players.

Mitchell has cleared concussion protocol and will be available for the team’s game against the Nets on Friday, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin tweet. Mitchell has not played since Jan. 17. Gobert won’t play on Friday but could return early next week, McMenamin adds. He suffers from a sprained calf and has not seen action since Jan. 23.

We have more injury-related news:

  • Warriors cheeky Draymond Green skips the All-Star Game due to a back injury. Green said on Thursday he would not need surgery, but estimates it will be at least 3-4 weeks before he can play again, Marc Stein of The Stein Line tweet.
  • Another one Warriors cheeky, Andre Iguodalasays he’s on the verge of returning from a left hip injury, The Athletic’s Anthony Slater tweet. Iguodala hasn’t played since registering 31 minutes on January 20. Iguodala said the persistent swelling in the knee created a “chain reaction” that led to other ailments.
  • Lakers cheeky carmelo anthony left the team’s game against the Clippers on Thursday with a right hamstring injury, McMenamin tweet. james lebron missed fifth straight game due to left knee swelling, adds McMenamin another tweet.
  • raptors big man Birch of Khem played on Thursday for the first time since January 14. He only saw five minutes of action. He had to undergo plastic surgery after fracturing his nose. He will have to wear a mask for about six weeks, SportsNet’s Michael Grange tweet.

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