Utah Jazz PG Dante Exum has torn ACL in left knee

Aug 6, 2015 9:46 PM by Ross Field

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz say point guard Dante Exum suffered a torn ACL this week while playing for the Australian National team.

The news release Thursday from the Jazz confirmed what was feared after Exum went down Tuesday.

The 20-year-old was driving into the lane and came to a jump stop when his left knee buckled. His Australian team was playing against the Slovenia National team in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

It is unknown when Exum will return. Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey says in the release that their main concern is Exum's long-term health.

Exum was drafted by the Jazz with the No. 5 pick in 2014 and started 41 games last year. He averaged 4.8 points and 2.4 assists.

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