Mavericks star Luka Doncic injures proper foot after scary fall vs. Pelicans
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic appeared to injure his proper foot once more after taking a tough fall within the third quarter of their recreation in opposition to the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday evening.
Doncic drove to the rim within the third quarter on the American Airways Middle, however was met by Pelicans massive man Jonas Valanciunas. Doncic drew the foul, however fell awkwardly and laborious on his again within the lane.
He got here up clearly in ache, and reached for his proper ankle. After making an attempt to remain within the recreation initially, Doncic walked off and went straight again to the locker room.
The Mavericks then dominated him out the remainder of the way in which with a proper heel contusion. Whereas it’s not an ankle damage, it’s the identical leg that knocked Doncic out for a recreation final week.
Doncic completed the evening with 31 factors, eight rebounds and 4 assists in 23 minutes. He entered Thursday evening averaging 33.4 factors per recreation, second solely to Joel Embiid, together with 8.9 rebounds and eight.3 assists.
The damage got here only a week after he in opposition to the Phoenix Suns. He ended up lacking only one recreation, after which in what was a chippy win over the Detroit Pistons. That marked his fourth 50-point efficiency of the season, and fifth of his profession.
This publish can be up to date with extra data shortly.