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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Mavs rookie Shane Larkin had surgery today to repair a fractured right ankle according to a team press release.
Larkin broke his ankle on July 12th during a summer league practice.
Team physician Dr. T.O. Souryal and Dr. Richad Levy at Texas sports Medicine performed the surgery. He is expected to be out for three months while he recovers.
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.
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