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Jazz center Okur out for rest of playoffs

Updated: April 18, 2010, 11:55 PM ET
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DENVER -- Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor says center Mehmet Okur has a torn left Achilles tendon and is out for the remainder of the playoffs.

Okur needs surgery and will likely miss the world championships this summer in his native Turkey. He flew home to Salt Lake City on Sunday after an MRI revealed the tear.

"It's horrible, man. We feel bad for Memo," Jazz forward Carlos Boozer said.

Okur was injured while driving to the basket in the first half of Utah's ...

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