Luka Doncic is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the Slovenian national team.
Born in Ljubljana, Dončić shone as a youth player for Union Olimpija before joining the youth academy of Real Madrid.
Luka Doncic: Calf Injury, MRI, Injury Status Update, Recovery Time
Luka Doncicwouldn’t have even played in what turned out to be a meaningless regular-season finale for the playoff-bound Dallas Mavericks without a reprieve from the NBA.
Doncic left Dallas’ 130-120 win on Sunday night with a 2:24 in the third quarter when he turned and stopped to run to the defensive end.
As soon as he approached the calf, he called the medical staff and after the game had stopped, he hurriedly went to the locker room.
In a game that the Mavs had to win in order to be seeded third in the West, coach Jason Kidd was planning to sit all of his starters in the fourth quarter based on the Warriors-Pelicans score at the time.
Unfortunately, Doncic suffered a temporary calf injury before the Mavs could reach that point.
The results of an MRI of Doncic’s calf were revealed on Monday. As expected, he officially has a calf strain, but the severity of the sprain is not yet known.
Injury Status Update:
Although the Dallas Mavericks put on a good cap on their best season in more than a decade by sweeping the San Antonio Spurs for the first time, concerns about superstar Luka Doncic’s position for the first round of the playoffs as he pulled his calf. Stressed Sunday night.
Coach Jason Kidd said he planned to sit Doncic for the rest of the game after playing the full third quarter, which is part of his normal rotation. He played all of the first quarter and part of the second as well.
Luka Doncic suffered a left calf strain in Dallas Mavericks‘ regular-season final matchup against the San Antonio Spurs, an MRI scan confirmed Monday per ESPN’s reports.
Per the report, there’s no timetable for the Slovenian star’s return to action, and his status for Game 1 of the first-round playoffs series vs. Utah Jazz is still uncertain.
Doncic, who received Final Player of the Week honors at the Western Conference for the regular season, suffered an injury in the third quarter of the Maw’s Sunday game against Spurs.
He was helped into the locker while a photo of him wearing a leg guard appeared in front on Monday. came when he was on his way to the hospital for an MRI scan.