Luka Doncic injury update: No word on whether Slovenian will be ready for start of playoffs with Mavericks

The is Dallas Mavericks Entered the last game of the regular season against San Antonio Spurs Hoping that if they win and lose by the Golden State Warriors, they can climb to third place in the Western Conference standings, and they didn’t, and instead would have to face the fourth in the standings. Utah Jazz In the first round of qualifying in a difficult series without the guarantee of a presence, at least in the first match with their star, the Slovenian. Luka Doncic.

Doncic was injured without contact in the third quarter of the aforementioned match against Tottenham, with 2:24 minutes left to play, after he jumped to pass a pass. hold a wheel With a clear nod of intense pain, after a while, the charismatic player did not return to the field.

Confirmed diagnosis: left calf strain

It was confirmed this Monday what was already reported by various media about Doncic’s diagnosis, which is Left calf strainAccording to a report by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the source who confirmed the diagnosis did not dare confirm the Slovenian’s recovery time.

As a result, the Mavs are not ready to reveal Doncic’s availability for Game 1 of the series against Jazz scheduled to play next Saturday in American Airlines Center In Dallas, Texas at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Dallas does not give up hope in Doncic

“For some reason, I feel like he’ll be ready to go,” Mavs guard Galen Bronson She said. “Knowing which competitor he is, I feel he will be ready. It’s unfortunate, but a competitor like this you can’t last for long.”

Doncic’s presence is vital to Dallas, because without him in court, the MAF family had 8-9 recor the regular seasonD, he went 4-3 at home and 4-6 as visitors.