The Dallas Mavericks said on Tuesday that point guard Luka Dončić has been officially diagnosed with a left calf strain after undergoing an MRI. The confirmation of Dončić’s injury comes two days after he exited in the third quarter of Dallas’ regular-season finale against the San Antonio Spurs.
The 23-year-old Dončić leads Dallas in points (28.4), rebounds (9.1), assists (8.7) and steals (1.2) per game. In 13 career playoff games, he has averaged 33.5 points, 9.5 assists and 8.8 rebounds per game.
Dončić has begun treatment, and according to the Mavericks organization there is no timetable for his return. The Mavericks, who finished 52-30 in the regular season, are the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference and will open the playoffs against the fifth-seeded Utah Jazz on Saturday.
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