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Jazz forward Rudy Gay to miss start of NBA season

/ 02:34 PM October 02, 2021
Rudy Gay #22 of the San Antonio Spurs attempts a free throw against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 03, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

FILE – NBA forward Rudy Gay playing for the San Antonio Spurs Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP 

Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gay will miss the start of the NBA regular season after having surgery on his left heel, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Gay, 35, signed a three-year, $18.6 million contract with the Jazz in August.

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Entering his 14th NBA season, Gay spent the previous four in San Antonio and averaged 11.4 points and shot 38.1 percent from 3-point range for the Spurs in 2020-21. He’s averaged 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over his career.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder confirmed that Gay hadn’t been cleared for contact, but has been going through some portions of practice.

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Gay had surgery on a torn left Achilles tendon in 2017, but there was no indication the injuries were related.

The Jazz begin preseason play Monday in San Antonio.

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