The Dallas Mavericks announced that Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a foot fracture on Tuesday midway through the Mavs’ 130-92 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot in tonight’s game at Golden State. Updates will be given when available.
— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) January 26, 2022
Hardaway went down just five minutes into the second quarter when he went down awkwardly on a drive. Although he was in pain, THJ knocked down his free throws before going back to the locker room to get examined but didn’t return. The injury ended up being a break in the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot, specifically after he went down awkwardly on a drive.
According to teammate and close friend Kristaps Porzingis, Hardaway is okay after the two spoke after the game.
“He was down at first…But I talked to him now, and he seemed to be in better spirits already.” Porzingis said per Callie Caplan of the Dallas Morning News.
Kristaps Porzingis on close friend Tim Hardaway Jr.: “He was down at first…But I talked to him now, and he seemed to be in better spirits already.”
Said THJ was already quizzing Theo Pinson, who’s had a similar foot injury, about rehab and getting back. https://t.co/jQEsgxYtMM
— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) January 26, 2022
Hardaway Jr. is putting up 14.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists this season.