Luka Doncic, key player for the Dallas Mavericks, strained his left calf in the regular season finale, a reliable source informed ESPN on Monday.
As far as the source is aware, there is currently no specific date for Doncic’s comeback. When asked whether he will be out for Saturday’s first playoff game against the Utah Jazz, the source said, “No.”
With only 2:24 left in the 3rd quarter of the game’s 130-120 victory against Spurs, Luka Doncic held his leg momentarily after attempting to launch a pass and called timeout. Doncic limped to the locker room after consulting with Casey Smith.
Luka Doncic Did Not Speak To The Media On Sunday
Doncic was shown on Twitter on Monday afternoon, before to his MRI, walking into the hospital with teammate Z. Smith, while wearing a protective boot on his left foot.
Mavs guard Jalen Brunson said after Sunday’s game, “For some reason, I feel like he’ll be ready to play.” It’s bad, but you can’t keep a competitor like him down for long, and knowing the kind of competitor he is, I have a feeling he’ll be ready.
The fourth-seeded Dallas Mavericks got Monday off and will practise on Tuesday before coach Jason Kidd addresses the media.
Doncic averaged 28.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game this season, and he has been named to the All-NBA first team the previous two years. After being assessed his 16th technical foul of the season in Friday’s thrashing of the Portland Trail Blazers, he was initially banned for the regular season finale, but the NBA office overturned the ruling on Saturday.