UPDATE (1/22): The Dallas Mavericks have sent a release out confirming that Dwight Powell did indeed suffer a ruptured Achilles tendon.
UPDATE: The Athletic’s Shams Charania has reported that Powell did indeed suffer a torn Achilles tendon.
Mavericks’ Dwight Powell is expected to have suffered a season-ending torn right Achilles tendon, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Devastating blow for Dallas.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 22, 2020
The Dallas Mavericks will be without Dwight Powell for the remainder of tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, after suffering an achilles injury.
The play happened with three minutes remaining in the first quarter, when Powell started to drive to the basket, falling down without making contact to anyone around him.
The replay appeared to show a nasty pop to his calf area, but the Mavericks have announced it is an achilles injury.
#Mavericks center Dwight Powell (right Achilles injury) will not return to tonight’s game.— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) January 22, 2020
Powell has been playing some of his best basketball lately, shooting 68 percent from the field over his past 10 games and averaging 13.7 points.
J.J. Barea missed the remainder of the 2018-2019 season after rupturing his achilles in 2018 on January 11.
It’s still unclear how bad the injury is for Powell, and we’ll have more updates as they become available.