Even though Mavericks lost the Thursday game to Spurs, there is more bad news for the team. Thursday game with Spurs saw Jason Kidd from Mavericks to turn out because of lower back strain. After the injury, he did not return to the game and now it seems that there are doubts about his return. This news has been confirmed by Maverick’s spokesperson. When San Antonio was playing with a 31-17 lead, Kidd played only 11:32 out of first quarter of the game, and then he checked out of the court and headed towards the locker room. He also missed both his shots and turned one with the help of three assists.
After suffering a big loss against San Antonio Spurs, who were playing without Manu Ginobili, the injury of Jason Kidd is a matter of concern for Mavericks. Because of the lower back strain that Kidd suffered, there are doubts about his presence in Saturday’s game. During the game Vince Carter replaced Kidd, as his return was not sure at all. When Mavericks stumbled with just 11 turnovers and 28.9% shooting, at this point Kidd’s injury can affect the coming match of Mavericks as well.
Jason Kidd was able to play just 12 minutes and then he just sat out for the rest of the game, and the team officials informed about the lower back strain. When it comes to the reason of the strain, nothing has been said clearly. This means that it is not clear yet as how Kidd suffered the lower back strain in the game. The next game of Mavericks is against New Orleans and the status of Kidd is yet not known.
The expert point guard at present is averaging about 5.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in the current season in order to defend NBA champions.
The injury updates about Kidd does not indicates anything about his return, so if Kidd does not recover from the back strain, then the team might have to play the next game without him. After Kidd returned in the first quarter of Thursday’s game, it was Richard Jefferson, who did the damage with13 points and Matt Bonner’s 11 points followed this damage. The starters from Mavericks went back to locker room with just eight combined points for the team. Now, only time will tell what will happen with Mavericks when they will step on the court without Kidd against New Orleans on Saturday.