Doncic Has Calf Strain, No Timetable On Return

Apr 11, 2022, 6:12 PM | Updated: Apr 12, 2022, 10:29 am
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Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts to his three pointer with Tyronn Lue of the LA Clippers in the third quarter during game one of the Western Conference first round series at Staples Center on May 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – On Tuesday, the Dallas Mavericks issued a release confirming that All-Star guard Luka Doncic has a calf strain.

However, the team wasn’t able to offer a timetable on when the guard might return ahead of their opening-round playoff series with the Utah Jazz.

“The Dallas Mavericks announced today that an MRI confirmed a left calf strain for Luka Dončić,” the team tweeted. “Dončić has begun treatment and there is no timetable for his return.”

Doncic left the Mavericks’ regular season finale against the San Antonio Spurs after suffering the injury.

Shortly after leaving the game, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the injury wasn’t thought to be serious upon the first diagnosis.

“There’s initial optimism that Dallas star Luka Doncic hasn’t suffered a significant injury, source tells ESPN,” Wojnarowski tweeted. “Team is calling it a strained left calf.”

Doncic averaged 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 8.7 assists while leading the Mavericks to the fourth-best record in the Western Conference.

The Jazz and Mavericks split their regular season series two games apiece with both teams protecting their home floors.

Doncic appeared in only three games against the Jazz this season and averaged 30.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 7.7 assists. The Mavericks went 2-1 against the Jazz with Doncic in the lineup.

The Jazz and Mavericks are set to open the NBA Playoffs on Saturday at 11 am MT in Dallas the American Airlines Center.

The game can be heard on KSL NewsRadio and The Zone Sports Network. The series opener will be televised on ESPN, AT&T SportsNet, and FuboTV.

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