Luka Doncic out next 2 games, possibly more after ankle 'flare up'

Published December 13, 2021, 7:30 AMAssociated Press

The star guard reinjured his ankle in the 2nd half of the Mavericks' 106-93 loss to the Pacers and has been ruled out of Monday's (PHT) game vs. Thunder.

Updated: Dec. 13, 2021, 7:30 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY  — Dallas star Luka Doncic has been ruled out of the Mavericks’ game Monday (PHT) at Oklahoma City and Tuesday’s game against Charlotte because of left ankle soreness.

Dallas coach Jason Kidd told media members that the superstar playmaker had experienced a “flare up” with the sprain initially suffered on Nov. 16 (PHT) against Denver, adding that Doncic’s status for Thursday’s game against the Lakers is not yet determined.

Doncic reinjured the ankle in the second half at Indiana on Saturday (PHT) and said he probably shouldn’t have kept playing in the 106-93 loss.

Dallas is 0-4 without Doncic this season.

Although Doncic has played most of the games since the injury, the Mavericks are 3-9 in that stretch and have shot less than 50% in every game expect one in which they set a franchise record at 68.7% shooting.

A loss to the Thunder would drop Dallas two games below .500 for the first time this season under first-year coach Jason Kidd.