After avoiding serious injuries to key players at the beginning of the season The injury bug is finally catching up with players of the Dallas Mavericks. The team announced on Thursday that forward Maxi Kleber was injured and suffered a torn in his right hamstring in practice on 13 December.
The treatment options are currently being explored but there isn’t a timetable for Kleber’s return.
The normal healing time to heal a tear in the hamstring ranges from about four to eight weeks. If it’s an entire tear Kleber may be out for up to 3 months. If the injury needs surgical intervention, the recovery may take longer.
Kleber’s injury is a huge hit to the Mavericks. Kleber 30, who is 30 years old is an anchor for defense in the frontcourt. He is able to be stretched out on defense. Kleber is a key player on the bench, providing the needed energy at both ends of Dallas the second unit.
It is reported that the German native has played in six games this season including Wednesday’s 105-90 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was his first game since he tore his hamstring. The German is scoring 6.2 per game, 3.5 rebounds, an assist and block of 25.6 minutes of playing time.
Kleber has entered the last year of a four-year $35.6 million contract was signed by Dallas in the year 2019. The player will make $9 million this season.