Is Luka Doncic playing tonight? Latest injury update for Mavericks at Jazz on Feb. 6
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic suffered a heel injury in Thursday’s win over the Pelicans. He drove hard to the basket and had a hard fall after colliding with Jonas Valanciunas and Brandon Ingram. The team termed it a heel contusion, and it cost him Saturday’s game against Golden State.
Doncic is not with the team on their five-game road trip, and he will miss Monday’s game in Salt Lake City against the Utah Jazz. The Mavs pulled off a blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving on Sunday afternoon, but that deal will leave the team extremely shorthanded on Feb. 6.
Here are the latest Mavericks injury updates before taking a closer look at what is ahead and when Luka Doncic could return to the floor.
Luka Doncic injury status for Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz on Feb. 6
Luka was officially ruled out for Monday’s game, and he is not expected to join the team until they travel to Los Angeles. There has been no official word of when Doncic will return, but he will not play in Salt Lake City.
Dallas Mavericks full injury report at Utah Jazz on Feb. 6
Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris will not be with the team yet. The trade is expected to be finalized on Monday afternoon after both players arrive in Dallas for their physicals. Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and Davis Bertans (calf) both remain out against the Jazz. Christian Wood was listed as questionable, but he will return after missing eight straight games with a fractured thumb.
Jarred Vanderbilt is listed as questionable with a back injury, but the Jazz are otherwise healthy heading into Monday’s game in Salt Lake City.
Luka Doncic injury history
This is the first heel injury of Luka’s career, and it will cost him a second consecutive game. Here is a look at Doncic’s injuries over his first four years in the league.
When is Luka Doncic coming back?
The Mavericks are hopeful Luka will return on Wednesday night against the rival LA Clippers. Kyrie Irving could also make his Mavs debut in a cannot miss contest that will be televised on ESPN.
Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents
The Mavs are in the middle of a five-game road trip that sees them visit Los Angeles and Sacramento before returning to Dallas for a single game. Here are the team’s final five games before the All-Star break
Wednesday, Feb. 8 at LA Clippers at 9:00 p.m. CT
Friday, Feb. 10 at Sacramento Kings at 9:00 p.m. CT
Saturday, Feb. 11 at Sacramento Kings at 9:00 p.m. CT
Monday, Feb. 13 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Denver Nuggets at 8:00 p.m. CT