Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks star and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, limped off the court during a game against the Phoenix Suns on January 26, 2021. The cause of his injury is currently unclear, but it is believed to be a sprained ankle.
Doncic was playing well in the game, scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists before the injury occurred in the third quarter. He was seen limping on the court before being assisted off by teammates. The Mavericks later announced that Doncic would not return to the game.
The severity of the injury is currently unknown, and the Mavericks have not released a statement on the matter. However, sprained ankles can range from mild to severe and can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to heal. The Mavericks will likely provide an update on Doncic’s condition in the coming days.
Doncic’s injury is a major blow to the Mavericks, who are currently in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. The Slovenian guard has been a key player for the team this season, averaging 28.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game. Losing him for any significant period of time would be a huge loss for the team.
In the meantime, the Mavericks will have to rely on their other players to step up in Doncic’s absence. They will also hope that the injury is not as serious as initially feared and that Doncic will be able to return to the court soon.
Injuries are an unfortunate reality of professional sports, and the Mavericks will have to navigate this setback if they hope to make a deep playoff run. Fans of the team will be eagerly awaiting updates on Doncic’s condition and hoping for a speedy recovery.