Just a minute into the game against the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks' 20-year-old superstar hobbled off the floor after injuring his right ankle.
He left straight for the locker room without putting any pressure on his right foot.
Another look at the unfortunate injury to Mavericks superstar Luka Dončić against the @MiamiHEAT tonight. pic.twitter.com/T8t0QZ7YVX- FOX Sports Sun: HEAT (@FOXSportsHEAT) December 15, 2019
Minutes later, the Mavericks PR announced that he would be questionable to return.
#Mavericks guard Luka Dončić (right ankle injury) is questionable to return to tonight's game.- Mavs PR (@MavsPR) December 15, 2019
The latest on Doncic is that he will not return to the game with what is reported to be a right ankle sprain.
#Mavericks guard Luka Dončić (right ankle sprain) will not return to tonight's game. His X-Rays came back negative.- Mavs PR (@MavsPR) December 15, 2019
Coming off a 40-point triple-double in Mexico City, the second of his career, Doncic has been on a tear lately. He has recorded at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists in 20 consecutive games, the third-longest such streak in NBA history.
His national team's backcourt mate Goran Dragic was quick to send his prayers.
Get better soon ciki 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/NZVnVIWgov- Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) December 15, 2019