Luka Doncic’s playoff status unclear after injury

DALLAS, TEXAS - APRIL 10: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks leaves the court with an injury with Casey Smith and Moses Wright #5 in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Center on April 10, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. (P

The Dallas Mavericks are not saying when star player Luka Doncic will return to the lineup after injuring his calf muscle.

Doncic strained his calf muscle during Sunday’s 130-120 win against the San Antonio Spurs. It was the final game of the regular season.

An MRI on Monday reportedly confirmed the diagnosis. Doncic was seen wearing a protective book on his left foot.

The Mavs said Doncic has begun treatment.

There’s no word on if he will be cleared to play in the team’s first playoff game on Saturday.

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