Luka Doncic limps with left ankle injury in Mavericks win
Dallas – the super goalkeeper of the Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, was taken off the field after injuring his left ankle in the final minute of Monday’s 111-101 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Doncic injured his ankle 44 seconds ago to go after he intercepted a corner kick from the Nuggets goalkeeper, Austin RiversWho fell on Doncic’s leg.
Doncic immediately entered an empty seat next to the court, seated and clutching his left ankle, before limping into the locker room.
“Luca left alone,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd said. “I think his lower left leg was bent, so we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”
Doncic was not available to the media after the match because he was receiving treatment for his ankle.
The Mavs will not train on Tuesday before leaving for a four-game road trip with two straight games against the Phoenix Suns and LA Clippers.
Doncic has a history of an ankle sprain. He missed 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 spraining his left ankle.
Doncic, an 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.