Dirk Nowitzki Delaying Surgery Will Kill Dallas Mavericks’ Momentum in 2012-13

October 16th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone, much less a professional athlete, who'd ever want to go "under the knife." Expenses aside, the whole thing's quite a hassle—going under anaesthesia, spending hours on an operating table and, of course, enduring a grueling recovery thereafter.

It's certainly understandable, then, that Dirk Nowitzki would want to put off surgery on his swollen right knee, if not avoid it entirely, and explore his other options in the meantime. Nowitzki's knee started acting up again during Dallas' Eurotrip earlier this month, following a win over Alba Berlin in Dirk's native Germany. As he told Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com after missing the Mavericks' home game against the Houston Rockets on Monday:

I'm doing everything I can not to have surgery. I guess that's obvious that I really don't want it done now. If I want to do it, I would love to do it after the season, get through the season somehow, but the swelling came back three or four times now. That's obviously not good news.

If it's going to keep swelling up on me, that's obviously not a way to go throughout an 82-game season and hopefully long playoff run.

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