Donovan Mitchell is ready to travel with the Utah Jazz again following their emergency landing this week. Utah's plane collided with a flock of birds shortly after takeoff, causing an engine fire.
Mitchell didn't join the Jazz on its flight from Salt Lake City to Memphis.
"I was scared as [expletive]," said Mitchell. "I immediately started texting my mom and my sister, telling them, 'This could be it.'"
The Jazz returned to Salt Lake City following Wednesday's game and will host a pair of home games before traveling on Sunday to Dallas.
"I'll be fine to go with the team Sunday," said Mitchell. "I just needed that day. … I just needed to take that time because it wasn't feeling right to go. … But I know I have a job to do. I can't pull a John Madden and take a bus everywhere."