Mavericks' Matthews likely out for season
March 12, 2018
By The Associated Press
DALLAS (AP) Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews has a broken bone in his lower right leg and is likely to miss the rest of the season.
The team says the 31-year-old Matthews was injured in the first quarter against Memphis on Saturday. The nine-year veteran played into the fourth quarter of the Mavericks' 114-80 win.
The injury was announced Monday as a fracture to the right proximal fibula, just below the knee. Dallas (21-46) already has been eliminated from playoff contention.
Matthews is averaging 12.7 points in his third season with Dallas since signing a $70 million, four-year contract in 2015. It was the same summer that DeAndre Jordan backed out on an agreement to join the Mavericks, a decision that resulted in more money for Matthews.
After signing with Dallas, Matthews returned much sooner than expected after tearing an Achilles tendon late in his final season with Portland.
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