Luka Doncic to miss at least six games for Mavs
Luka Doncic will miss at least the Dallas Mavericks' next six games, head coach Rick Carlisle has revealed.
MVP candidate Doncic suffered a right ankle sprain in practice on Thursday and was ruled out of the game against the Houston Rockets the following day.
The 20-year-old sprained the same ankle in December, missing four games, but Carlisle was unable to offer an immediate estimate for his return this time.
However, speaking on his show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM on Friday, the coach had an update, saying: "He'll miss the next six games, for sure."
The 29-18 Mavs are fifth in the West but look set to be without Doncic against the Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets, as well as the Rockets.
Dallas then face the Utah Jazz on February 10.
Doncic is averaging 28.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists in his second NBA season.Published 01 Feb 2020, 05:04 IST