Jazz lose Exum again; has patellar tendon injury

The Utah Jazz might not be getting reserve point guard Dante Exum back for the playoffs, after all.

Exum was diagnosed Friday with a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee and will be out indefinitely, the Jazz said.

Exum left Thursday night's 120-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves after three minutes with what was described as knee soreness.

The extent of his injury was revealed Friday in an MRI. He will continue to seek opinions on how best to treat the injury, according to the Jazz.

Exum had returned Monday after missing 25 games with a left ankle sprain and bone bruise.

Exum has appeared in 42 games (one start) in his fourth NBA season, averaging 6.9 points, 2.6 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 15.8 minutes. In the three games since his return, he was scoreless with three assists and three rebounds in 27 minutes.