Luka Doncic injury update: Mavericks superstar out against Suns with ankle injury



A big win over the Denver Nuggets was soured for the Dallas Mavericks in the final minute when Luka Doncic appeared to suffer an ankle injury.

After the game against Denver, Doncic is averaging 24.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists on the season.

What’s next for Doncic? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on when he may return to the court.

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What is Luka Doncic’s injury?

The injury was sustained as the Mavericks superstar attempted to block an Austin Rivers layup. Rivers’ body appeared to roll over the ankle of Doncic in the aftermath of the play.

The win improved Dallas to 9-4 on the season, good for third in the Western Conference.

Doncic was his usual dominant self in the win, finishing with 23 points, eight rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and a block across 37 minutes of play.

How long will Luka Doncic be out?

Doncic was unavailable for media postgame as he was undergoing treatment, with head coach Jason Kidd unable to give an immediate update.

“Luka walked off on his own power,” Kidd said.

“I think he got his lower left leg rolled up on, so we’ll see how he feels.”

The following day, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that tests on Doncic’s left ankle and knee “showed no damage.” ESPN’s Tim MacMahon added that his injury is believed to be “not too serious” and that he’ll likely miss some time but hopefully not an extended stretch.

Doncic sat out the Mavs’ loss to the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 17. He was initially doubtful for the team’s rematch on Nov. 19 but has since been ruled out.

Mavericks upcoming schedule 2021-22

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Fri, Nov. 19 at Phoenix 10:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 21 at LA Clippers 3:30 PM
Tue, Nov. 23 at LA Clippers 10:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 27 vs. Washington 8:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland 8:30 PM
Wed, Dec. 1 at New Orleans 8:00 PM

Doncic has been a durable player throughout the early portion of his career, playing all 13 games this season so far, after missing just six across the 72-game regular season in 2020-21.

Stay tuned for further updates from the team on the status of Doncic and his ankle.


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