Rudy Gobert is a French professional basketball player who was born on June 26, 1992. He plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA (NBA). He is thought to be one of the best rim protectors in the NBA.
To what extent has Rudy Gobert been injured while playing in the NBA?
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UPDATE (Apr. 25):
Rudy Gobert will play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.
UPDATE (Apr. 21):
Rudy Gobert (back) is questionable for Friday’s Game 3 against the Nuggets.
UPDATE (Apr. 19):
Due to back spasms, Rudy Gobert is questionable for Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round against the Nuggets on Wednesday.
UPDATE (Apr. 16):
Due to back spasms, Gobert is questionable for Sunday’s game against Denver.
Gobert was also classified as questionable for Friday’s Play-In Game against the Thunder, but he played through the injury and finished with a double-double in 33 minutes.
Given that he didn’t encounter any exertion restrictions on Friday, it’s probable he’ll play through the injury again unless he has a setback before the game.
UPDATE (Apr. 14):
Rudy Gobert was suspended for the Lakers loss, but he is now in danger of missing Friday’s game due to back spasms.
When he met with reporters on Thursday, Timberwolves coach Chris Finch described Gobert as “uncertain.”
Gobert claimed that his back problems were so severe that he would have missed the Lakers game if he hadn’t been suspended.
UPDATE (Apr. 11):
Rudy Gobert has been suspended for Tuesday’s game against the Lakers for his altercation with Kyle Anderson.
UPDATE (Apr. 09):
Rudy Gobert is ready for Sunday’s game against the Pelicans.
UPDATE (Apr. 08):
Rudy Gobert will play on Saturday’s game against the Spurs.
UPDATE (Apr. 04):
In the loss to Portland Rudy Gobert played 35 minutes and contributed 10 points (5-10 FG), 15 rebounds, and three assists.
Gobert posted a double-double, leading the NBA in boards while also scoring in double figures as one of five Timberwolves.
In seven of his last 10 contests, including his last two, Gobert has recorded a double-double.
UPDATE (Apr. 02):
Rudy Gobert is ready for Sunday’s game against the Blazers.
UPDATE (Mar. 29):
Rudy Gobert is ready to play on Wednesday’s game against the Suns.
In the victory over the Kings, Rudy Gobert grabbed 16 boards and scored 16 points.
For the second time in his last six games, Gobert finished with at least 15 points, 15 rebounds, and 2 blocks. The veteran center has posted those numbers while playing an average of 33.8 minutes per game: 14.8 points, 14.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 blocks.
UPDATE (Mar. 26):
Rudy Gobert hasn’t been in great shape as of late, and he may not be able to play in this game. Sooner rather than later, I hope he finds his footing again.
UPDATE (Mar. 22):
Unless something unexpected happens today, Rudy Gobert will likely keep playing. I’m hoping tonight will be the night he finally turns around his recent slump.
UPDATE (Mar. 20):
Due to an ankle injury, Rudy Gobert may not be able to play on Monday in New York.
Despite playing with an ankle injury, Gobert has been listed as “questionable” for the last four Timberwolves games. However, he is more likely to play than not.
UPDATE (Mar. 18):
Rudy Gobert’s participation in Saturday’s game against the Raptors is currently in jeopardy due to an injury.
UPDATE (Mar. 17):
Gobert’s participation in Friday’s game against the Bulls is questionable because of a sprained left ankle.
It’s possible that Gobert will sit out this Friday’s game for the first time since February 26. If Gobert is unable to play, Naz Reid (calf) and Nathan Knight could see more minutes.
UPDATE (Mar. 15):
Rudy Gobert’s availability for Wednesday’s matchup with the Celtics is in question due to a sprained left ankle.
UPDATE (Mar. 13):
Gobert’s availability for Monday’s game against the Hawks is in question due to a left ankle strain.
Gobert rolled his ankle in the fourth quarter on Friday, but he was able to play through the discomfort. Since then, though, the injury seems to have ballooned.
He hopes to give Monday’s shootaround for his ankle injury a shot, but if he can’t play, Naz Reid is a solid choice for both spot starts and streaming.