Aussies in NBA: Dante Exum's knee is giving him grief

The Utah Jazz released an injury update on Dante Exum earlier today. It is not great news for the Aussie guard.

"Re-evaluated in one week" ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ pic.twitter.com/g2sa7TKedq

— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) December 23, 2016

Whilst he will be re-evaluated in a week, a time-frame for his return has not been set.

After returning from a year out because of a torn left ACL, Exum had been showing some positive signs with increased aggressiveness, but in recent times he has struggled to gain consistency in his offensive game.

@daanteee isn't messing around! 🔥🔥

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Although his offensive game hasn't found any rhythm, his defence has been strong. He has been able to lock down opposing guards at times, and this facet of his game will be sorely missed by the Jazz - especially with George Hill also out injured.

Whilst it's far from ideal that he will be out for at least a week, it may give Exum a chance to reset after his recent struggles and hopefully be raring to go in the new year.

Andy Larsen also pointed out that Exum has admitted he's experienced tendonitis well before his ACL injury. Not great to hear.

Dante Exum said he's been experiencing left knee tendonitis since before he was drafted, FWIW.

— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) December 23, 2016

Get well soon, Dante!