Posted October 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki says he's encouraged after the first knee surgery of his career but says a timetable for his return is ''pretty ridiculous to talk about.'' Nowitzki walked gingerly but without a noticeable limp on Tuesday, four days after arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right knee. Coach Rick Carlisle said the 11-time All-Star was expected to miss six weeks. The 34-year-old Nowitzki battled soreness and swelling in the knee throughout training camp and only played in one preseason game - the opener in his native Germany. Nowitzki has never missed more than nine games in a season during his 14-year career, but the Mavericks are likely to be more than 10 games into the season before he returns.

Nowitzki undergoes surgery on knee

The Dallas Mavericks announced that Dirk Nowitzki has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is going to be out for up to six weeks.

Nowitzki's absence gives Mavs opportunity

Where do the Dallas Mavericks go for the next six weeks without Dirk Nowitzki? Well, they can either sink, and who would blame them if they did, or use this extended break from No. 41 to come out better on the other side.No team wants to lose its franchise player, and for those franchises lacking a second or third Big Fish, what happened Friday to the Mavs is usually devastating...

Nowitzki out at least six weeks after surgery

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will be out of action for at least six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday. The team announced the procedure was performed at Texas Sports Medicine in Dallas by team orthopedic surgeon T.O. Souryal after Nowitzki missed the last three preseason games. The Mavericks open the regular season on Oct. 30 in Los Angeles against...

Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki Misses Monday's Game Against Rockets

Dirk Nowitzki has been battling a knee injury that has already required two procedures to drain it.  The Dallas Mavericks and Mowitzki have not ruled out surgery if the knee does not improve.  Nowitzki has already said he has no intentions of playing an entire season on a swollen knee.  Yesterday, Nowitzki sat out against the Houston Rockets, but it is not clear if it was due...

Nowitzki nurses sore knee in attempt to avoid surgery

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is scaling back his activity level in an attempt to avoid arthroscopic surgery on his sore right knee. Nowitzki didn't play in the Mavericks' exhibition loss to FC Barcelona Regal in Spain on Oct. 11. He subsequently returned to practice for three days but didn't play Monday in the Mavericks' preseason victory over the Houston...

Dirk Nowitzki Set to Miss Six Weeks Following Arthroscopic Right Knee Surgery

DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki will be out at least six weeks after arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right knee. The Mavericks said surgery was performed Friday morning by a team surgeon. The 11-time All-Star is expected to resume on-court activities in about six weeks. The 34-year-old Nowitzki has missed the past three preseason games with fluid...

Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki Out 6-8 Weeks After Knee Surgery

All the hope and all the optimism has gone by the way side.  No matter how much Dirk Nowitzki or Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted the star forward to be healthy, he wasn't.  Nowitzki underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. According to Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News, Nowitzki could miss 16 games because...

Nowitzki Undergoes Knee Scope, Out 3-6 Weeks

Dirk Nowitzki has been dealing with knee issues throughout the preseason, but had been hoping to avoid surgery.

Dirk Nowitzki Out Six Weeks Following Knee Surgery

Why not sooner?

Dirk Nowitzki Will Be Just Fine Says Mavericks Owner

Mark Cuban has been one of the most boisterous and vocal owners in the NBA.  The Dallas Mavericks owner has been known to get himself into trouble with some of the things he says.  He's been fined, been reprimanded, and been praised.  He built a team in Dallas that took home the 2010-11 NBA championship.  He knows what he's doing and generally knows what he's saying...

Nowitzki sits again as Mavericks lose to Suns

DALLAS (AP) -- Jared Dudley scored 10 of his 16 points in the third quarter and the Phoenix Suns beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-94 Wednesday night. The Suns made 75 percent of their shots in the third quarter, outscoring the Mavericks 32-20. Dudley, the longest-tenured Suns player after the departures of Steve Nash and Grant Hill, hit 7 of 9 shots. Goran Dragic added 12 points to...

NBA Preseason Notes

Dwayne Wade: Believes He Is Ahead Of Schedule ? Wade (knee) said he plans to play in his third straight preseason game Thursday and he feels his recovery from knee surgery is ahead of schedule. Wade looks to be on track to be ready for the start of the regular season, but it will be interesting to see how the Heat use him once the regular season does begin. He has dealt with various...
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