Jazz rookie Taylor Hendricks to miss at least 1 week with injury

Utah Jazz rookie Taylor Hendricks will miss at least one week after suffering a ligament sprain in his left big toe, according to Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Hendricks sustained the injury in the second quarter on Monday in a 127-115 win over the Washington Wizards. He was eventually ruled out of returning to the contest after recording eight points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

The ninth pick will be reevaluated in one week after an MRI revealed the severity of the injury. He will likely miss at least the next three games while undergoing treatment.

Hendricks has spent much of the season in the G League with the Salt Lake City Stars. He returned to the Jazz at the beginning of February and is averaging seven points and 6.2 rebounds on 48.3% shooting from the field in 10 games over that span.

Jazz coach Will Hardy said last month that Hendricks would likely remain in the rotation over the duration of the season after the team made several moves at the trade deadline.

He believes Hendricks is settling in more with the team of late.

“I think I’ve seen Taylor improve physically over the course of this year, which has been a big emphasis for him,” Hardy said recently. “I think his approach has really grown. He has never lacked the want to. I think it is kind of just understanding how to go about it every day. That has been a big positive sign for me as a coach: He is learning how to go about his business every day.”

Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire