Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic injures ankle: out vs. Rockets

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic suffered an ankle injury in practice on Jan. 30 and will miss Friday’s game against the Rockets. Learn more here.

The Dallas Mavericks are fifth in the Western Conference heading into Thursday’s action. That is in large part because of Luka Doncic. The 20-year-old is an All-Star starter and MVP candidate in his second season.

The Mavericks are relying on him to handle a hefty workload including the majority of the playmaking duties for the team. He has the Mavs rolling and producing historic offensive numbers. Luka is certainly having an incredible season.

The Mavericks suffered a difficult blow in Thursday’s practice. Luka Doncic hurt his ankle near the end of the workout. Here is Brad Townsend with the latest.

Marc Stein also shared similar news. A second injury to that same ankle will make the Mavericks more cautious in bringing back their star player. There will be no timetable until after Doncic gets the results from his MRI.

Who steps up?

The injury is a massive worry, but Jalen Brunson did well filling in last time. The Mavericks split the four games Doncic missed. They will be hoping to trend water during this absence as well.

The Mavs play a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday. Expect Luka to miss both games and potentially more. Supporters need to hope for the best. Doncic could make a speedy recovery and be back dominating the league in no time.

The ankle injury also puts Doncic’s status for the All-Star game in question. He may miss his first trip with the injury. The game takes place on Feb. 16. That means Luka has just over two weeks to heal up and be back on the court.

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