It was clear on Wednesday night that Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks wasn’t feeling great.
He was troubled by his thigh, which was repeatedly wrapped tighter and tighter at the start of the game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Eventually, Doncic headed to the locker room as his thigh didn’t feel better.
He only played for 27 minutes.
Following the game, Mavs insider Callie Caplan asked Doncic about his thigh strain and his response was alarming: “It’s not good.”
Luka Doncic when I first asked how his left thigh strain was feeling: “It’s not good.”
Said he will undergo an MRI tomorrow to determine if and how long he might be out: “It’s been going for a week, maybe more. Just can’t really push how I like.”
— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) March 9, 2023
The star said that he would undergo an MRI on Thursday to figure out how long he will be out but noted that the problems in his leg had been “going for a week, maybe more. Just can’t really push how I like.”
Doncic certainly wasn’t moving with the same speed he’s known for on Wednesday, which was obviously a result of the pain he was in.
The Mavericks are now eagerly and nervously awaiting more news about Doncic’s injury including a possible timetable for return.
This is not the time for the team to lose Doncic, who has averaged 33 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 8 rebounds a game this season.
Without Doncic’s help, the Mavericks weren’t able to overcome the Pelicans and fell, 113-106.
A lengthy absence of Doncic is the last thing they need as they try to position themselves for the playoffs.
The team is eighth in the West with a 34-33 record, which means they are currently qualified for the play-in tournament.
But the West is so tight that just a few losses could have them out of the running entirely.
All of this means that the Mavericks need Doncic back as soon as possible.NEXT: Mavs Coach Gives Injury Update On Luka Doncic