So what does a superstar do when he’s stuck in the
locker room with a sore right knee and can’t go back to the court?
Dirk Nowitzki had X-rays, then showered and then did what
He cheered at the television.
“I was yelling my (butt) off,’’ Nowitzki
said. “The guys played an amazing game after I left.’’
Said Jason Terry: “We went in at halftime and Dirk
asked what the score was. We told him it was tied and he said: ‘You guys
can handle this, I’m taking the rest of the night off.’
All kidding aside, it was no laughing matter for Nowitzki
when he went down early in the second quarter with some sort of right knee
injury. After the game, he was walking with a noticeable limp and not very
He’s schedule for an MRI Tuesday. The X-rays showed no
structural damage. Nowitzki thought maybe it was a strain to one of the muscles
behind the knee.
We’ve seen Nowitzki make remarkable recoveries from
his many ankle twists and sprains. This is a little different with the knee. It
wouldn’t be surprising at all if he missed some time.