Mavericks: Dwight Powell continues to make strides in his recovery

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks big man Dwight Powell is making progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles. Find out the latest here.

The Dallas Mavericks and their fans knew something was wrong immediately. They were hosting the LA Clippers on Jan. 21. With just under three minutes remaining in the first quarter, Dwight Powell attempted to make a move towards the basket. He pushed off and immediately went down to the floor. Powell was not contacted forcing fans to fear for the worst.

They quickly found out that the 28-year-old suffered a torn Achilles that would sideline him for the remainder of the season. It is a devastating injury for any player. J.J. Barea suffered one in January of 2019. Powell is facing a lengthy rehab that could keep him out into the 2020-2021 regular season.

He is known for his work ethic, though. Powell has worked his way from second round pick to rotation player to starter. He will continue that in attacking his rehab in hopes of being back on the floor on the opening night of next season.

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Making progress

Dwight Powell is making strides in his recovery already. He was at the American Airlines Center before the Feb. 24 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Eddie Sefko reported the following.

It is a positive step for Powell. He is obviously nowhere near returning to the basketball court, but it is one small victory in his road to being fully healthy.

It will be interesting to see if this injury has any impact on Powell’s game when he is back on the court. The 28-year-old is known to throw down monster dunks. His torn Achilles could take away some of his lift. It is something to monitor next season.


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