Luka Doncic Injury Status for the Dallas Mavericks (Updated: Apr. 09)

Luka Doncic (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents Slovenia on the national team. This article summarizes his NBA career injuries.

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Injury: Thigh

Status: –

UPDATE (Apr. 09):

Due to thigh injury recovery, Doncic will miss the season finale against the Spurs on Sunday.

Doncic is one of numerous Mavericks players who will miss the season finale as the team is out of playoff contention.

He played the first quarter and a few seconds of the second before sitting out the rest of the Bulls’ loss on Friday, and he closes the season with MVP-like numbers, though he won’t be in contention for the award. He averages 32.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game in 2022-23.

UPDATE (Apr. 07):

Luka Doncic is probable for this game due to left thigh injury management.

Doncic’s thigh injury does not appear to be a major concern, and he will most likely play again Friday as the Mavericks battle for a spot in the Play-In Tournament.

UPDATE (Apr. 05):

Luka Doncic (thigh) is listed as probable for Wednesday’s game against the Kings.

UPDATE (Apr. 02):

Luka Doncic will play against the Hawks on Sunday.

UPDATE (Mar. 27):

Doncic scored 40 points (12-29 FG, 7-16 3Pt, 9-10 FT) with 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and 4 turnovers in 40 minutes as the Mavericks fell to the Hornets on Sunday.

He was also called for a technical foul, his 16th of the year, which results in an automatic one-game suspension.

UPDATE (Mar. 26):

Luka Doncic will play against the Hornets on Sunday.

UPDATE (Mar. 24):

Luka Doncic scored 30 points (11-27 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 6-10 FT) while playing just 41 minutes in Wednesday’s 127-125 loss to the Warriors because of a thigh injury. He also dished out 17 assists, pulled down 7 rebounds, and stole 1 ball.

Doncic appeared to be free to play Wednesday despite missing the previous five games with a left thigh strain.

As his backcourt partner Kyrie Irving (foot) was sidelined, he scored a game-high and dominated as a facilitator, registering a new season high in assists.

To make the Western Conference Play-In Tournament, the 36-37 Mavericks need to win out, and Doncic’s heavy workload in his return game is encouraging news.

UPDATE (Mar. 22):

Doncic could miss Wednesday’s game against the Warriors because of an injury to his thigh.

Doncic has missed five straight games because of a strain in his left thigh, and he may miss a sixth straight game as well. Before Monday’s loss to Memphis, he was also listed as questionable before being downgraded to out, so Doncic’s status on Wednesday doesn’t tell us anything new about his health.

UPDATE (Mar. 20):

Doncic (thigh) might not be able to play against Memphis on Monday.

Doncic has missed the last four games because of his thigh injury, but since he fully practiced on Thursday, he has made good progress.

But it’s not clear yet if he’ll be able to play in Monday’s game. If the 24-year-old stays out, the Mavericks will rotate their backcourt players based on whether or not Kyrie Irving (foot) is available.

UPDATE (Mar. 17):

Luka Doncic (thigh) will not play in Friday’s game against the Lakers despite logging a full practice Thursday.

The Mavericks’ initial injury report lists Doncic as out, which is a bit of a surprise since he was able to practice on Thursday. But since the Mavericks have a few days off before their next game, it’s possible that Dallas is just being safe with their star guard.