Dirk Nowitzki injury update: Mavericks' star practices on Friday

Joern Pollex - Bongarts/Getty Images

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki had a full practice on Thursday. He is currently dealing with a sore right knee.

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki was a full participant in practice on Friday, a day after it was feared he would need surgery on his knee, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Nowitzki sat out Tuesday's exhibition in Spain against FC Barcelona Regal with a swollen right knee, with reports stating that the forward could opt to have arthroscopic surgery on the knee prior to the season. The decision for surgery was expected to come soon, as having surgery sooner than later would mean a quicker return to the court.

This is the second consecutive season in which Nowitzki has gone through training camp with a sore right knee, an injury that plagued the veteran for much of the first half of last season. The injury affected Nowitzki's conditioning and training and had a detrimental effect on his performance for most of the first part of the year.

The Mavericks open the season on Oct. 30 in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

This article originally appeared on SBNation.com.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.