UTAH Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio could miss several weeks with a left hamstring injury according to several reports.
An absence that would long cause Rubio to miss the entire NBA playoffs Western Conference second round series against Houston Rockets
He is expected to miss at least 10 days.
Rubio has been in treatment with periodic tenderness in hamstring since the beginning of the month.
Rubio suffered the latest setback in the opening quarter of Utah's game six clinching series win over Oklahoma City Thunder.
He left 4: 52min back in the first quarter and was soon declared out for the competition.
The team has not said how long he wants to be out yet, but coach Quin Snyder said after Friday's game, he hoped it was not too serious.
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"It's a tough series and it's got him a bit," he said. "But hopefully he will be alright. We do not know the timeline."
Rubio was 16.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.8 helping the first five matches in the first round series against Thunder.
He scored a triple-match in Utah's match three wins with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Meanwhile, Houston forward Luc Mbah a Moute is expected to miss Sunday's second round series opener against Jazzen.
Mbah a Moute missed No.1-seeded Rockets & # 39; first round series with Minnesota Timberwolves after dislocating his right shoulder on April 10th. He pronounced himself recycled to reporters before Saturday's practice, but Houston coach Mike D & Antoni said he is more likely to return to action for match two on Wednesday. 19659003] Mbah a Moute's defense is a sought after ingredient for a team of offensive firepower.
He scored 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 61 games.