Portland, Ore. • Raja Bell's uncertain status with the Jazz has finally been updated. The shooting guard is out indefinitely after receiving a hyalgan injection in his left knee Monday. Bell had spent the past week being evaluated in Miami. Neither Utah nor Bell's agent, Herb Rudoy, provided official information about the player's status while Bell was away from the team.
The 12-year veteran is expected to return to Salt Lake City on Wednesday, and he'll be re-examined by team orthopedist Lyle Mason. An update about Bell's progress will be provided "when appropriate," the Jazz said.
The 35-year-old guard has started 33 games this season, averaging 6.6 points while shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 40.5 behind the 3-point line. He's dealt with lingering groin and knee injuries, though, and has played in only six of the Jazz's 22 games since the All-Star break. Bell has been out since March 17, and hasn't been with the team for four consecutive contests.