Both Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz fans were anxious Monday to learn the results of the MRI Mavericks star Luka Doncic was going to have after he suffered a calf strain on Sunday night, and whether or not Doncic could miss any of the teams’ playoff series that begins Saturday.
Let the mystery continue.
The Mavericks did not release any information about Doncic’s MRI, and while ESPN’s Tim MacMahon learned a few more details, there is plenty that is still unknown.
According to MacMahon, the MRI did confirm a calf strain, but no timetable has been determined for Doncic’s return.
According to pro sports injury analyst Jeff Stotts, the average time missed in the NBA this season for a calf strain is 16 days.
Re: Luka: There’s a lot of variability in calf strains. The calf is actually a muscle complex made up of multiple muscles. Severity & location will factor into resulting recovery. Average time lost for calf strains in the NBA this season was 16 days (median 17, minimum = 3 days)— Jeff Stotts (@InStreetClothes) April 11, 2022
Doncic suffered the injury in the third quarter of Dallas’ regular season finale Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs.
Doncic averaged 28.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game this season.