Sunday, March 23, 2008

Nowitzki out with leg injury

Dirk Nowitzki went down hard late in the third quarter and needed assistance on the way to the locker room. The defending MVP had just blocked Ime Udoka’s layup attempt before his left leg buckled under the reserve San Antonio forward.

Nowitzki was on the floor for several minutes being attended to by trainer Casey Smith and team doctor Tarek Souryal. Juwan Howard and Malik Allen helped Nowitzki off the court, but Nowitzki did walk into the X-ray room under his own power.

As of now, the word is that Nowitzki had a lower leg injury and he is out for the rest of the game. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow. The Mavs host the Clippers on Tuesday.

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