Utah’s Kirilenko activated from injured list
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz activated starting
forward Andrei Kirilenko from the injured list prior to Saturday’s game
against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Kirilenko had missed the past 26 contests with a knee injury and the Jazz were
a dismal 6-20 without the All-Star in the lineup.
Kirilenko played 12 minutes and finished with two points, two rebounds and two
blocked shots in Saturday’s 110-94 loss to the Grizzlies.
The 23-year-old Kirilenko sprained a ligament in his right knee during a game
against San Antonio on November 27 and the rehabilitation for the injury took
longer than originally expected.
Kirilenko, who is in his fourth NBA campaign, is averaging 14.8 points and 7.2
rebounds per contest in 14 games this year.
To make room for Kirilenko, Utah placed forward Kirk Snyder on the injured
list with a knee injury.