NBA big man Christian Wood to miss numerous games over badly broken thumb following Dallas Mavericks’ loss vs Atlanta Hawks

The Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday had lost to the Atlanta Hawks 130-122 and with this loss, they are now down to a three-match losing streak. Although the Mavericks team is comfortably seeded fifth in the Western Conference, the Dallas fans will be in “a spot of bother” with their team going downhill from the top position. They now have another issue with Christian Wood that will indeed increase their heartbeats.

The Mavericks team was quite confident coming into the Hawks match, and a certain reflection was prevalent in the players’ attitude. Having a player like Luka- who is in the form of his life- any team would remain calm. Even though the Mavericks lost the game, Luka once again outshined everyone with thirty points. Wood played second fiddle to the inform Dončić, scoring twenty-two points.

Christian Wood might have even outperformed the season’s breakout star if he hadn’t been injured in the second quarter.

What injury is Christian Wood suffering from, and how will it affect the team?

A fractured thumb strikes the power forward for the Mavericks in the second quarter of the match. Even with the injury, Wood played the entire game, not expressing the intense pain. After the match, the team announced the power forward would be out for at least a week before being re-evaluated.

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Christian Wood’s injury update from the Dallas Mavericks,

Christian’s injury is hugely concerning for the Dallas team as Wood regularly impacted in games allowing the Mavericks to win despite crucial players such as Maxi Kleber not featuring on the squad. 

Furthermore, in the upcoming week, Dallas has five matches to play against the Heat, Clippers, Wizards, Suns, and Jazz. All of their opponents for next week are starting to find their forms, except the Clippers. That being said, if they continue to lose matches, they might end up at the bottom of the table. Their fifth position might also be taken by the Jazz team, who are constantly improving their game plan. 

With Wood injured, can the Mavericks make a comeback after their three-match losing streak? Only time will tell.


Tahsin Tahmid

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Tahsin Tahmid is a part of the editorial panel of Sports Zion. As a sports and art-loving person, he has the vision to provide authentic information. Being an optimist, he hopes to bring the world closer by spreading love. The NFL is Tahmid's favorite league, and following it, he is a massive fan of Tom Brady and Joe Burrow. On the other hand, when it comes to the NBA, Tahsin loves watching LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo perform.


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