Jason Kidd Suffered a Lower Back Injury

by January 06, 2012

The Dallas Mavericks suffered a bad loss in San Antonio last night, and to make matters worse, Jason Kidd went down with a back injury. From ESPN: “Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd injured his lower back in the first quarter of Thursday’s 93-71 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Kidd will be examined Friday in Dallas and his status for Saturday’s game is uncertain. ‘We’ll see where we are,’ coach Rick Carlisle said. ‘It happened on a play and I don’t know which one, but it definitely happened on a play.’ The injury apparently occurred toward the end of the first quarter, but Kidd tried to fight through it. He could be seen reaching for his back a few times before finally exiting the game with 24.7 seconds left in the first. He headed straight to the locker room with head athletic trainer Casey Smith and did not return. Kidd left with no points, three assists and two rebounds, and with Dallas trailing, 31-17. He was not in the locker room after the game and was not available to comment.”