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What does Tim Hardaway Jr. foot injury mean for Mavericks?

Dallas Mavericks, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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The Dallas Mavericks had a night to forget in San Francisco as they were dominated by the Warriors. They struggled to hit shots and slow down Golden State’s high-powered attack. It was a disappointing performance on the heels of the Mavs winning 11 of their last 13 games, but things went from bad to worse in the second quarter when Tim Hardaway Jr. went down with a foot injury.

He had to be helped off the floor as he was unable to put any weight on his left foot. THJ was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game, and before it ended the Mavs announced the 6’5 wing fractured his fifth metatarsal on his left foot. It was difficult news for a team that had just been hitting its stride.

Here is a closer look at Hardaway’s injury and what means for the Dallas Mavericks moving forward.

Dallas Mavericks wing Tim Hardaway Jr. suffers fractured foot

The fifth metatarsal is a long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. There are two types of fractures in the area, and the injury is common among basketball players. Jeff Stotts filled fans in with plenty of information on Twitter, including noting that the average time missed is ten to 11 weeks, which would put THJ out for the remainder of the regular season.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is going to miss extended time. Hopefully, he makes a full and speedy recovery. The Dallas Mavericks will miss the 6’5 wing, and here is a look at what his foot injury means for the team.

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