Nowitzki injured playing for Germany
Mavericks spokeswoman Sarah Melton said Sunday that Nowitzki sustained a mild left ankle sprain. An MRI exam showed no bone or ligament damage.
Nowitzki is expected to rejoin the German national team on Wednesday following the team's two-day break.
Melton said Nowitzki rolled his ankle when he stepped on another player's foot.
Nowitzki was fouled by Florent Pietrus in the 13th minute of Germany's 76-68 loss to France in a warmup match for next month's European Championships. He hobbled off the court with a pain-twisted face.
The German Basketball Federation paid a big insurance premium to gain a release from the Mavericks that would allow him to play for Germany.
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