Jazz starting forward Andrei Kirilenko was inactive for Utah's game against the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday after spraining his right ankle the previous night.
Coach Jerry Sloan didn't know when Kirilenko might return, although the 6-foot-9 Russian did make the trip to Oklahoma City. He missed five games after spraining the same ankle in November. He also missed seven games last season because of a right ankle injury.
Kirilenko, eighth in the NBA in blocks, was hurt while trying for a block on Denver's Marcus Camby in the second quarter of Utah's 116-111 win Friday night. Kirilenko was chosen to the NBA's all-defensive first team last season
He is averaging 9.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and two blocks per game this season, all below his averages from last season, when averaged 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks.