How long is Luka Doncic out? Heel injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Mavericks star

By | February 10, 2023

Mavericks guard Luka Doncic exited the team’s game against the Pelicans on Feb. 2 with a right heel injury.

The injury came just a week after he suffered a right ankle sprain, which forced him to miss one game, but it did not appear to slow him down. He dropped 53 points on the Pistons in his return to action.

With the Mavericks in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race, they can’t afford to be without their leading man for long.

Here’s what we know about Doncic’s injury and his status with the Mavericks moving forward.


What is Luka Doncic’s injury?

Doncic suffered a right heel contusion midway through the third quarter. After exiting the game, he did not return.

As he drove to the basket, he was met at the rim by Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas, falling awkwardly to the floor after drawing a foul.

He gingerly got to his feet, and after he initially tried to stay in the game, he went back to the locker room.

Doncic finished with 31 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes.

How long will Luka Doncic be out?

During his postgame media availability, Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd told reporters that more would be known the following day.

“We’ll see how he feels tomorrow and have a better update to give you,” Kidd said.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Doncic was expected to make his return against the Kings on Friday, but after feeling some pain in his heel during a workout, he’s unlikely to play.

Mavericks schedule 2022-23

The Mavericks have four games left before All-Star Weekend.

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Feb. 10 at Kings 10 p.m.
Feb. 11 at Kings 10 p.m
Feb. 13 vs. Timberwolves 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 at Nuggets 9 p.m.

Luka Doncic career stats, highlights

  • 27.4 points per game
  • 8.6 rebounds per game
  • 8.0 assists per game
  • 1.1 steals per game
  • 34.3 minutes per game
  • 46.5 percent shooting
  • 34.0 percent 3-point shooting
  • 73.6 percent free throw shooting