Luka Doncic injury upgrade: Mavericks super star exits video game vs. Nuggets late with ankle injury

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Luka Doncic injury upgrade: Mavericks super star exits video game vs. Nuggets late with ankle injury
Luka Doncic exited the game against Denver with an ankle injury
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A big win over the Denver Nuggets was soured for the Dallas Mavericks in the last minute when Luka Doncic appeared to suffer an ankle injury.

After the video game versus Denver, Doncic is balancing 24.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.9 helps on the season.

What’s next for Doncic? Here’s whatever we understand about his injury and the most recent news on when he might go back to the court.

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What is Luka Doncic’s injury?

The injury was sustained as the Mavericks super star tried to obstruct an Austin Rivers layup. Rivers’ body appeared to roll over the ankle of Doncic in the after-effects of the play.

The win enhanced Dallas to 9-4 on the season, great for 3rd in the Western Conference.

Doncic was his normal dominant self in the win, ending up with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 11 helps, 2 takes and a block throughout 37 minutes of play.

How long will Luka Doncic be out?

Doncic was not available for media postgame as he was going through treatment, with head coach Jason Kidd not able to offer an instant upgrade.

” Luka strolled off on his own power,” Kidd stated.

” I believe he got his lower left leg rolled up on, so we’ll see how he feels.”

The following day, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that tests on Doncic’s left ankle and knee “revealed no damage.” ESPN’s Tim MacMahon included that his injury is thought to be ” not too major” which he’ll likely miss out on a long time however ideally not a prolonged stretch.

Doncic remained the Mavs’ loss to the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 17 and missed out on the rematch on Nov. 19.

Doncic had actually been updated to doubtful for Sunday’s video game versus the LA Clippers at STAPLES Center however was ultimately dismissed.

Mavericks upcoming schedule 2021-22

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Sun, Nov. 21 at LA Clippers 3: 30 PM
Tue, Nov. 23 at LA Clippers 10: 30 PM
Sat, Nov. 27 vs. Washington 8: 30 PM
Mon, Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland 8: 30 PM
Wed, Dec. 1 at New Orleans 8: 00 PM

Doncic has actually been a long lasting gamer throughout the early part of his profession, playing all 13 video games this season up until now, after missing out on simply 6 throughout the 72- video game routine season in 2020-21

Stay tuned for additional updates from the group on the status of Doncic and his ankle.

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