Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 1:15 pm  |  10 responses

Dirk Nowitzki to Miss 6 Weeks Following Knee Surgery

As feared, Dirk Nowitzki had no choice but to go under the knife for his injured right knee. He’ll be back in about six weeks. Per the Dallas Morning News: “The Dallas Mavericks announced today that Dirk Nowitzki underwent arthroscopic surgery to his right knee. The surgery was performed at Texas Sports Medicine by team orthopedic surgeon T.O. Souryal. Nowitzki is expected to resume on-court activities within approximately 6 weeks. Nowitzki has missed the last three preseason games with right knee effusion. His lone preseason appearance took place in Berlin on Oct. 6 when Nowitzki scored 8 points in 34 minutes of action.”

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  • nelodamus

    good timing. should have done it last season too. dallas has depth this season, and hopefully the young players can contribute early.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    uh oh Dallas. this is bad, you don’t want your best player out when all of his teammates are new. they will have to be a completely different team in 6 weeks, in terms of how they play.

  • http://twitter.com/KingofKushSmoke PimpMaster of yo Hoe

    Even if OJ starts drinking armstrong juice again i fear for the Mavs. You cant run the offense completly through Kaman.

  • RG190

    Dallas…you have a problem. Not as bad as Houston’s though…

  • spit hot fiyah

    they might be a 7 or seed at best this year

  • JC

    I thought I was the only who noticed that OJ’s huge drop-off in performance came right after he got busted for roids..

  • roscoe

    any1 wondering how dirk’s knee prob wasnt discovered sooner or why he didnt hav surg over the summer? It doesnt make sense unless he was pulling a shaq, “I’ll have surgery on company time.” In the playoffs he was obviously dragging his leg around.

  • Rainman

    Im going to make my bold prediction here. Following in the footsteps of LakeShow and others in a line of bold predictions… This Dallas Maverick team is gonna surprise people with how well they deal without Dirk, then when Dirk returns they’re gonna play good enough basketball to earn themselves home court Advantage for the playoffs.

  • Rainman

    Oh , and hopefully we get some Dirk Nowitzki commentary in those weeks of the season he misses

  • patrick

    a) what is arthroscopic knee surgery?
    b) why didn’t he just get the kobe treatment in germany??