Sources: Jazz's Alec Burks sidelined at least six weeks

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Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks has sustained an ankle fracture and is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Alec Burks (NBAE/Getty Images)
Alec Burks (NBAE/Getty Images)

Burks, who is wearing a boot on the injured left ankle, suffered the injury on a foul by the Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Pierce on Saturday night.

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The fracture was discovered in an MRI on Sunday in Salt Lake City.

Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles will have increased roles in Burks' absence.

Burks, 24, has had a strong season for the Jazz, averaging 14.3 points and 3.6 assists. He played only 27 games in 2014-15, with shoulder surgery ending his season.

Burks signed a four-year, $42 million extension that started this season.

Utah has been without center Rudy Gobert for three weeks with a knee injury, but his return is expected in the near future.

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