Dallas – Mavericks super goalkeeper Luka Doncic He walked off the field limping after turning his left ankle in the final minute of Monday’s 111-101 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Doncic injured his ankle with 44 seconds left after the Nuggets keeper intercepted a corner kick Austin Rivers, who fell on Doncic’s leg.
Doncic immediately limped to an empty bench on the field, sitting up and holding his left ankle, before limping into the locker room.
“Luca is out of his power,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd said. “I think he folded his lower left leg, so we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”
Doncic was not made available to the media after the match because he was receiving ankle treatment.
The Mavs will not train on Tuesday before departing for a four-game road trip that includes two sets of two games against the Phoenix Suns and the LA Clippers.
Doncic has a history of an ankle sprain. He missed a total of 11 games during the 2019-20 season due to a right ankle sprain. He played the last three games of the 2020 Mavs playoff series despite a sprained left ankle.
Doncic, the All-NBA first-team pick for the past two years, averages 24.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game for his 9-4 Mavs.
“Prone to fits of apathy. Introvert. Award-winning internet evangelist. Extreme beer expert.”