The Mavericks just released results of the MRI Dirk Nowitzki
had this morning, which revealed a sprained right knee.
He will sit out tonight’s game against Toronto and his
status beyond that will be re-evaluated daily. The Mavericks play next on
Thursday against San Antonio, then have a back-to-back over the weekend at
Milwaukee on New Year’s Day and Sunday at Cleveland.
This is good news for the Mavericks. Ruling out any serious
damage to the ligaments or cartilage is a big victory.
And it might not do Nowitzki’s teammates any harm to
prove they can keep the ship floating without their biggest weapon.