DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks superstar guard Luka Doncic will miss Wednesday’s road game against the Phoenix Suns due to left knee and left ankle sprains, the team announced.
The injuries are “not too serious,” a source told ESPN. The Mavs are optimistic that Doncic will not be sidelined for an extended stretch, sources said.
Doncic suffered the injuries with 44 seconds remaining in Monday’s win over the Denver Nuggets after contesting a driving layup by guard Austin Rivers, who fell onto Doncic’s leg.
Doncic immediately hobbled to an empty courtside, sitting down and clutching his left ankle, before limping to the locker room.
Doncic was not made available to the media postgame because he was receiving treatment.
The Mavs did not practice Tuesday before departing for a four-game road trip featuring a pair of two-game sets against the Phoenix Suns and LA Clippers.
Doncic has a history of ankle sprains. He missed a total of 11 games during the 2019-20 season due to right ankle sprains. He played the last three games of the Mavs’ 2020 playoff series despite a left ankle sprain.
Doncic, a first-team All-NBA selection the last two years, is averaging 24.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game for the 9-4 Mavs.