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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27:  Shane Larkin of Miami poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner David Stern after Larkin was drafted #18 overall in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013 in in the Brooklyn Bourough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 27: Shane Larkin of Miami poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner David Stern after Larkin was drafted #18 overall in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2013 NBA Draft (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – Reports say that Dallas Mavericks rookie  guard Shane Larkin has broken his ankle during a summer league practice and could miss two to three months.

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news Friday night, tweeting:

Larkin commented on his twitter account that the reports of his injury were true and that he would “come back stronger than before.”

Nothing official has been released from the Mavericks organization.

Larkin was selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks and traded to the Mavericks on draft night.

He was expected to serve as third point guard for the Dallas behind starter Jose Calderon and free-agent signing Devin Harris, who is also injured and has scrapped a three-year deal with the Mavs.

Without Harris and Larkin, the Mavericks are down to just Calderon and Israeli rookie Gal Mekel at the point guard spot.

Update, 8:40pm : Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com provides an update on Shane Larkin’s ankle:

Despite the setback, Larkin is keeping a positive attitude:

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