Luka Doncic sustained a right ankle injury in practice on Thursday, and the Dallas Mavericks star is expected to miss some time.
Doncic underwent an MRI on Friday that revealed he sustained a moderate sprain, which is a similar injury to the one that forced him to miss four games last month.
Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News was told by a source that Doncic will likely be sidelined for around two weeks.
I'm told that MRI on Doncic revealed the Mavericks' hoped-for best-case scenario: A moderate sprain, similar to the one he suffered in mid-December, causing him to miss four games. One source estimates this time, "two weeks, give or take."
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) January 31, 2020
That could mean Doncic will miss the All-Star Game as the Mavericks will likely want to play it safe since this is his second ankle injury of the season.
A two-week timeline would have Doncic out until about the All-Star Game, which is Feb. 16. The Mavericks return from the break with back-to-back road games against the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 21-22, so it would not be a surprise if Dallas held Doncic out until then.
Doncic is having an outstanding second NBA season with 28.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game. He is a legitimate MVP candidate, so it would be a shame if he can’t partake in the All-Star festivities.