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Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell suffers Achilles injury vs. Clippers

Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell suffered an Achilles injury on Jan. 21 against the Clippers. Find out the latest info here.

The Dallas Mavericks have relied on Dwight Powell for a lot this season. He missed most of training camp and the first three regular season games with a hamstring injury. Since returning, Powell has started 37 of 40 contests. His energy and effort stand out. Powell is one of the best rim rollers in the NBA. The Mavs are better with him on the floor.

That is why Tuesday’s game against the LA Clippers quickly turned disappointing. Powell went down late in the first quarter and had to be helped off the floor. Fans immediately knew it was serious. Here is a look at the latest updates.

Fearing the worst

Powell was ruled out for the rest of the game before halftime. The Mavs PR classified it as a right Achilles injury.

Tim MaMachon offered this update shortly after the press release.

No word yet on if it is a torn Achilles or the severity, but that is looking likely. It would sideline Powell for the rest of this season and at least the early part of next year. It is a devastating injury to a 28-year-old that had worked his way from a second round pick to starter and key contributor.

Thoughts go out to Dwight Powell. Hopefully, it is not as bad as it seems, and he makes a speedy recovery. The Mavericks will miss him on the court regardless of the amount of time he is out.

It will be next man up for the Mavs. Maxi Kleber, Justin Jackson, and Boban Marjanovic will all need to take on larger roles with Powell out.

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