Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic Turns Ankle in Practice Thursday, Status Uncertain

Mavs next play Rockets in Houston Friday night; Doncic to stay in Dallas

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle says forward/guard Luka Doncic turned his right ankle in practice Thursday.

Carlisle didn't have any details about the injury or how severe it may be.

When asked to elaborate, Carlisle said, "I told you all I'm going to tell you. Right ankle, status uncertain. We obviously hope it's not serious but we don't know."

Doncic is currently listed as day-to-day and is not expected to travel with the team to Houston Friday to face the Rockets and will likely undergo an MRI, according to our partners at The Dallas Morning News.

Doncic, with his head in his hands, appeared to be uncomfortable when he was seen on a training table after the injury receiving treatment.

The right ankle is the same one Doncic sprained in December when he missed four games.

Doncic was the NBA Rookie of the Year last season. So far this season he's averaging 28.8 PPG, 9.5 RPG and 8.7 APG. Doncic is shooting 46.4% from the field and is hitting 32.1% of his three pointers.

Luka on training table
Noah Bullard, NBC 5 Sports
Dallas Mavericks F/G Luka Doncic,on the training table after twisting his ankle during practice, Jan. 30, 2020.

The Mavs' next scheduled game is Friday in Houston against the Rockets. Both teams are currently 29-18 and tied for 5th place in the Western Conference.

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