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Report: Donovan Mitchell X-Rays, MRI on Toe Injury Came Back Negative

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistApril 16, 2018

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 7: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz shoots the ball against the Miami Heat on January 7, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell left Sunday's Game 1 matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder after suffering an injury to his left pinkie toe.

Mitchell, 21, went down in the third quarter but later returned to the game. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported X-rays came back negative. After the game, Jazz coach Quin Snyder said Mitchell is experiencing some soreness, according to Royce Young of ESPN.com.

Mitchell had an MRI on his left foot that came back negative as well, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes, who added he's going to play in Game 2 Wednesday.

Mitchell finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds in his playoff debut, a 116-108 Thunder win.

Selected with the No. 13 overall pick in June's draft, Mitchell has broken out as a Rookie of the Year contender. He led the Jazz and all rookies with 20.5 points per game, becoming the first rookie since Carmelo Anthony to lead a playoff team in scoring.

"The kid inside me has really enjoyed it," Mitchell told reporters. "I got the Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year on my team and we're the No. 5 seed and nobody thought we'd even be in the playoffs. So I'm excited to get this thing going."

Mitchell played well in his first playoff game, but the Jazz will be hopeful he feels fine after the contest. Utah's scoring is already not a strong suit, and Mitchell is often the engine that keeps its offense afloat.

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