The MRI on Luka Doncic‘s left thigh strain came back clean, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The Mavericks star is expected to return to action once the pain in his thigh dissipates, Wojnarowski adds.
Doncic left Wednesday’s loss to New Orleans with the injury. He was favoring his left leg as he walked into a post-game media session and replied “not good” when reporters asked how he felt.
The 24-year-old MVP candidate said he had been dealing with pain in his thigh for about a week.
“I think we all can see he’s not moving well, so shooting, defensive, it’s affecting everything,” coach Jason Kidd said after yesterday’s game. “He’s trying to fight through it and help his teammates, but he had to leave.”
Through 57 games (36.3 MPG), Doncic is putting up incredible stats. He’s averaging a career-high 33.0 PPG (second in the league), 8.6 RPG, 8.0 APG and 1.5 SPG on .500/.349/.736 shooting splits.
Hopefully the pain from the injury goes away sooner rather than later, as Dallas is vying for a playoff spot. The Mavs currently hold a 34-33 record, making them the No. 8 seed in the West.
6 thoughts on “Doncic’s MRI Clean, Expected Back Once Pain Dissipates”
Luka needs to start taking his diet and conditioning seriously or this is just the tip of the proverbial ice berg. He plays way too many minutes to get away with it.
Luka if you’re listening — no more cigarettes, no more candles. Your body is your temple…worship there and win
The man is averaging career highs in everything,including minutes per game tupac, hardly a indictment of his conditioning. Work on your grammar and facts.
Great. Hes going to burn himself out though. It’s easy to lead in stats when you’re the only player with the ball.
See Jerami Grant to the Pistons.
The man is averaging career highs in everything including minutes and Dallas is 34-33 and currently the 8th seed in danger of missing the playoffs.
Agreed! His body keeps looking worse and worse. Dallas goes into panic mode every offseason because they don’t know how heavy he will show up to camp. He spent the first two months of the season last year losing weight from the offseason.
So he’s day to day at this point? We’ll Kyrie will take over to keep the Mavs afloat