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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:
Shane Larkin, the Dallas Mavericks' 1st-round pick, broke his ankle in summer league practice, sources told Y! Could be out 2-3 months.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2013
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:
Minor setback for a major comeback seems to be the motto lol I can dig it 😜—
Shane Larkin (@ShaneLarkin) July 13, 2013
(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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