Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks vs. Jazz

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic sprained his left ankle just over three minutes into Thursday’s win over the Suns in Phoenix, and he was unable to return. Spencer Dinwiddie caught fire and scored 36 points to lift Dallas to the victory, but the worry meter was high after number 77 was ruled out.

Doncic was leading the league in scoring before the first scoreless game of his career on Thursday night, and he carries a massive workload for the Mavs. Dallas is winless in the five games Luka has missed this season, and fans know his team needs him if they want to finish in the top four in the Western Conference.

Supporters are eager to find out Luka Doncic’s status for tonight’s game against the Utah Jazz, and they want to know when he will be back in the lineup for the Mavs. Here is a look at the latest.

Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz on Jan. 28

Doncic was ruled out more than 24 hours before tipoff with a sprained left ankle. The Mavs did not offer an update, but head coach Jason Kidd did not seem concerned in his postgame press conference on Thursday evening. Christian Wood (thumb) and Maxi Kleber (hamstring) are also out for the Mavericks on Saturday night.

Luka Doncic injury history

Luka is no stranger to ankle sprains as he missed nine games in two separate stints last season after injuring his left ankle. The good news is this one appears minor, and fans can read Doncic’s full injury history here.

When is Luka Doncic coming back?

Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Mavericks superstar has a “mild sprain” of his left ankle, and he is not expected to miss more than two games with this injury. Doncic is on track to play in next Thursday's game against the Pelicans, and he could return sooner. Fans can hear what Woj had to say about Luka’s ankle below.

Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents

The Mavs wrap up a two-game road trip on Saturday night before returning home for just two games. Then, Dallas heads to the West coast for a five-game road trip. Here is a look at their next five contests after the Jan. 28 battle against the Jazz.

Monday, Jan. 30 vs. Detroit Pistons at 7:30 p.m. CT

Thursday, Feb. 2 vs. New Orleans Pelicans at 7:30 p.m. CT

Saturday, Feb. 4 at Golden State Warriors at 7:30 p.m. CT

Monday, Feb. 6 at Utah Jazz at 8:00 p.m. CT

Wednesday, Feb. 8 at LA Clippers at 9:00 p.m. CT

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