Luka Doncic limps off with left ankle injury in Mavericks win


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Luka Doncic limps off with left ankle injury in Mavericks win

DALLAS – Dallas Mavericks superstar guard Luka Doncic limped off the court after spraining his left ankle in the final minute of Monday’s 111-101 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Doncic injured his ankle with 44 seconds to go after contesting a layup from Nuggets guard Austin Rivers, who landed on Doncic’s leg.

Doncic immediately limped to an empty seat by the court, sitting up and clutching his left ankle, before limping into the locker room.

“Luka left on his own,” said Dallas coach Jason Kidd. “I think his lower left leg was bent, so we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”

Doncic was unavailable to the media after the game because he was receiving treatment on his ankle.

The Mavs will not practice Tuesday before leaving for a four-game road trip with a pair of two straight games against the Phoenix Suns and the LA Clippers.

Doncic has a history of ankle sprains. He missed a total of 11 games during the 2019-20 season due to a sprained right ankle. He played the final three games of the Mavs’ 2020 playoff series despite a sprained left ankle.

Doncic, a first-team All-NBA pick for the past two years, is averaging 24.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game for the 9-4 Mavs.


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