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Chandler Parsons injury update: Parsons to miss 3 games with bone buise

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He suffered the injury in Friday's game against the Rockets.

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Chandler Parsons will miss three games with a bone bruise in his ankle suffered on Friday, per ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Mavericks play the Hornets on Sunday and the Raptors on Tuesday, both at home. They travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Wednesday before getting two days off.

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Original post from Saturday: Chandler Parsons is not expected to play in Sunday's home game against the Charlotte Hornets after a bone bruise and sprain to his left ankle, according to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon.

Parsons stayed in initially after twisting the ankle in the third quarter of Friday's game against the Rockets, but went to the locker room early in the fourth quarter. He's been mostly healthy this season, only missing three of the team's 57 games.

Dirk Nowitzki also went to the locker room briefly after he fouled James Harden hard and tweaked his elbow. X-rays were negative and Dirk did return to the game after the Rockets made a big run, although he admitted he would have stayed on the bench had it not been for the game getting way too close.

Dirk talked to the media after the game and said the elbow shouldn't be any issue going forward, and that it was only a little stiff and needing a bit of treatment. The Mavericks did not practice on Saturday.

Fortunately, Charlotte is a team dead in the water, even for the Eastern Conference. Losing Parsons' shooting is painful for a team that really lacks quality 3-point threats, but Dallas should be very disappointed if they allow the Hornets to make it a game, especially since Charlotte will be on the tail end of a back-to-back after playing in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Richard Jefferson started and scored 14 points on 4-5 shooting in Parsons' last missed game.