Nowitzki Battling Knee Problems Again
Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t want to sound any alarms, but he also wants to be realistic.
For the second training camp in a row, his right knee is sore and swollen. Last season, it took nearly two months to get right.
Now, it’s back and Nowitzki would not duck the issue about what will happen if this situation lingers.
“We’ll see how it responds,” he said. “But the longer we wait, obviously the worse it is. If we have to do something, it’d be better to do it quick.
“But we’re still hopeful that this is a temporary thing. If we relax and rest it for a week and see how it goes, then we’ll have a better idea.”
“To do something,” means to go in and clean up whatever is inside Nowitzki’s knee that is causing the inflammation. Those things that are done to alleviate wear-and-tear problems usually are relatively minor arthroscopic procedures that only require a few weeks of recovery.