Jason Kidd Injury: Dallas Point Guard To Miss Next Two Games With Back Injury

Jason Kidd suffered a lower back injury against the Spurs and is expected to miss at least two more games.

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Jason Kidd Injury Update: Lower Back Injury To Cost Kidd At Least Two More Games

Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd suffered an all too familiar lower back injury in their loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, and he also sat out Friday's game against the New Orleans Hornets. Kidd is expected to miss at least the next two games when the Mavericks go on the road against the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics.


Related: Who will replace Jason Kidd while he is out?

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was not surprised by the injury and believes it could actually benefit them down the road:

"It's no surprise when J-Kidd goes down. Training camps are there for a reason," Cuban said. "You've seen a lot of injuries around the league and who knows whether they're directly related or not, but you have to deal with whatever comes around."

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"Hopefully, we'll use it to our advantage," Cuban said of Kidd's injury. "We'll get the chance to see some younger guys or get some different lineups. With this kind of schedule we were going to have to rest these guys anyway, so this kind of forces some rest."

Kidd's injury is not to be too serious and he will be evaluated during this two-game road trip to assess when Kidd can return to the lineup.

For the latest news and notes on the Mavericks, head on over to Mavs Moneyball,

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Jason Kidd Injury: Dallas Point Guard Doubtful To Return With Lower Back Injury

The Dallas Mavericks got off to a slow start in their match up with the San Antonio Spurs and things could be getting worse after point guard Jason Kidd left the game with a lower back injury. Kidd is doubtful to return to the game.

Kidd handed out three assists in 10 minutes before exiting the game. He is off to a slow start this season averaging 5.6 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. Vince Carter subbed in for Kidd with Jason Terry sliding over to the point guard position. Rodrigue Beaubois and Delonte West would also be other options for the Mavericks at point guard if Kidd is unable to return.

For the latest news and notes on the Mavericks, head on over to Mavs Moneyball, while Pounding The Rock has you covered for everything Spurs related.

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