Mbenga's injury came in the fourth quarter Wednesday against
Memphis and the early diagnosis was a strained knee. An MRI on
Thursday revealed the ligament tear. He is scheduled for surgery in
two weeks, and there is no timetable for his return.
Mbenga played in 21 games this season, averaging nearly four
minutes, 0.8 points and 0.5 rebounds.
The Mavericks on Thursday also recalled forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu from the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA D-League.
Mensah-Bonsu is averaging 15.2 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks
in 19 games for the Flyers.