Luka Doncic will miss match 2 against the Utah Jazz
Dallas – unlikely to be the star of the Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncicappears again in Game Two on Monday against the Utah Jazz as he progresses in his recovery from a strain in his left calf, ESPN sources report.
His participation has not yet been ruled out, but sources added that he will have to improve dramatically in the next 24 hours in order to be cleared to play.
Doncic fired the spotlight for a second day in a row on Sunday, in a sign of progress in his recovery from a left calf injury, but coach Jason Kidd said his status in the second game has yet to be determined.
“Yesterday was another good day, today he’s back on the field, that’s a plus,” said Kidd, whose team lost 99-93 to the Utah Jazz on Saturday in the first game without Doncic. “We’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”
Doncic, who picked up the injury during the regular season final on April 10, has not been in training since injuring his calf. The Slovenian has been riding an exercise bike and jogging on a treadmill in recent days.
During the time the media was allowed to watch on Sunday, Doncic trained in the weight room before firing light shots on the court.
Dallas 8-10 without Doncic this season, including losing Game 1 to the Jazz.