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Nowitzki's health still an issue

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06:44 PM ET 02.07 | Dirk Nowitzki missed a good chunk of the season playing catchup from a knee injury. Making good progress, the Dallas Mavericks big man took a step backward by injuring his adductor muscle, missing two games as a result. Nowitzki has returned, but head coach Rick Carlisle is being cautious with his franchise player, easing him back. At the same time, he's not pronouncing Nowitzki injury-prone just yet. "What I've been saying recently is we need to get to the all-star break and then when we come out of the all-star break, we'll see where everything is at with him," Carlisle told KESN-FM 103.3. "It's scary because it happened and he's never had a pulled muscle, which tells you something about the preparation that he does in general, the stretching, the yoga, the pilates, everything that he does. ... We have to match the right people with him. It's premature to get into hey he's this or that or too injured. I don???t see it that way."

Dallas Morning News

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February 8, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Good morning FN...I have a question...why is there a picture of a Toronto Raptors player when the story is clearly about the Dallas Mavaricks star Dirk Nowitzki? LOL! Gotta love interns at FN. Have a fantastic Friday all.

February 8, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Time To Hang It Up, Bro.

February 8, 2013  10:41 AM ET

how far can the mavs fall..... hard to believe the were NBA champs a few yrs ago. get some players cuban!!

 
February 8, 2013  04:14 PM ET

Dirk's best years are behind him. Stick a fork in him Baby, he's done. The only things the Mavs can do now is surround him with young talent & hope he goes away gracefully.

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