Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell out for season with ruptured Achilles

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell suffered a ruptured Achilles on Jan. 21. He is officially out of the season. See the latest update here.

The Dallas Mavericks lost a back-and-forth battle against the LA Clippers on Tuesday evening. That snapped a four-game winning streak. The Mavs suffered a much worst loss, though.

Dwight Powell went down in the first quarter and had to be helped off the floor. He could not put any weight on his right leg. Everyone knew it was a serious injury. He was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.

The Dallas Mavericks provided an injury update on Wednesday afternoon. Here is a look at the latest.

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Worst fears confirmed

The Mavs PR offered the following update on Powell’s injury.

The 28-year-old will miss the rest of the season. He will have surgery and faces a lengthy rehab process. Powell will likely miss the beginning of the 2020-2021 season.

Expect another update after the surgery. Supporters will get an improved understanding of how much time Powell will be out then.

It is a crushing blow for the Mavericks. Their starting center and Luka’s primary pick and roll partner will not play again this season. The Mavs are light on frontcourt options. Kristaps Porzingis, Maxi Kleber, and Boban Marjanovic are the only traditional big men on the roster. Coach Carlisle will be forced to play a lot of small ball unless the Mavericks make a trade.

Powell will be back. He is one of the hardest workers on the team. Best wishes in his recovery. Hopefully, he is back in the lineup flushing down dunks on opening night next season.

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