Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley will not take part in the semifinals of the Western Conference against the LA Clippers on Tuesday due to a slight strain in his right hamstring.
Conley sustained the injury during the first half of the Jazz Series win in Game 5 against the Memphis Grizzlies last Wednesday. He had limited participation in training on Monday before being expelled from Game 1 on Tuesday morning.
“Hopefully we’ll get it back as soon as possible,” said jazz coach Quin Snyder. “But these things are difficult to predict.”
Conley, 33, an All-Star for the first time this season, has missed a lot of time in his two seasons in Utah due to injuries to both hamstrings. He missed six games in February and nine games in late April and May due to tension in his right Achilles tendon.
Conley averaged 17.4 points and 8.6 assists in the first round for the top seeded Jazz.