DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Mavericks lost a key piece of their rotation on Tuesday night, when wing Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a foot injury, forcing him to leave the game.
After further evaluation, the injury was determined to be a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot, or a Jones fracture, with Hardaway set to be out for at least six to eight weeks, but likely longer.
Per NBA injury analyst Jeff Stotts, Hardaway could potentially miss the rest of the regular season.
"The nature and location of the break in fifth metatarsal fractures is key to recovery," Stotts tweeted. "According to my NBA injury database, the average time lost for in-season fifth metatarsal fractures is about 42 games (roughly 10 to 11 weeks)."
Hardaway suffered the same injury as Pelicans star Zion Williamson, who has yet to play this season.
Before the injury, Hardaway was averaging 14.2 points on 39.4-percent shooting, and was hitting jus 33.6 percent from beyond the arc -- his lowest three point percentage since he his first season in Dallas.