Dallas Mavericks star Kyrie Irving has missed two straight games with a foot injury that the eight-time All-Star suffered in the March 8 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. He has been ruled out just before tipoff for both contests, which means he is close to returning.
The Mavericks travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs in a must-win game on Wednesday night. The rebuilding Spurs are on the second night of a back-to-back as Dallas has slipped below .500 on the season and to ninth in the Western Conference with 13 games left in the regular season.
Will Kyrie return on March 15 in San Antonio? Is Luka Doncic playing? Here is a look at all the latest injury updates.
Will Kyrie Irving play in Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs on March 15?
Irving was ruled out with right foot soreness, and he gave an update on ESPN's Tim MacMahon during shootaround on Wednesday afternoon.
Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at San Antonio Spurs on March 15
Luka Doncic (thigh), Tim Hardaway Jr. (calf), Markieff Morris (knee), and A.J. Lawson (G League) are listed as out for Wednesday’s game. Christian Wood (foot) was listed as questionable, but he will play against the Spurs.
The Spurs ruled out Jeremy Sochan (knee), Devin Vassell (knee), Zach Collins (ankle), Khem Birch (knee), and Charles Bassey (patella) for Wednesday's game. Malaki Branham is questionable with a shoulder injury.
Kyrie Irving's injury history
Kyrie has missed three of his first 14 games with the Mavericks, which continues a career-long trend for the eight-time All-Star. His foot injury does not appear serious, and the 30-year-old should return in short order.
Will Kyrie Irving pair with Luka Doncic tonight?
Fans will not get to see Luka tonight in San Antonio. The Mavericks are hopeful that the 24-year-old superstar can play on Friday against the Lakers in Los Angeles, but they do not want to risk him suffering a more serious injury. Both stars will miss their third straight game on March 15.
Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents
The Mavericks are on a three-game road trip, and they have eight of their next ten tilts away from home. Dallas is just 12-21 away from the American Airlines Center this season, and they need to find a way to win on the road down the stretch if they want to qualify for the postseason.
Here is a closer look at the team’s next five games after Wednesday night in San Antonio.
Friday, March 17 at Los Angeles Lakers at 9:30 p.m. CT
Monday, March 20 at Memphis Grizzlies at 7:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday, March 22 vs Golden State Warriors at 6:30 p.m. CT
Friday, March 24 vs Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 26 at Charlotte Hornets at 12:00 p.m. CT