DALLAS – Chandler Parsons will miss at least the next three games with a sprain and bone bruise on his left ankle, according to a source.
Parsons will miss tonight’s home game against Charlotte, Tuesday’s home game against Toronto and Wednesday’s contest in Atlanta. In the meantime, he will be evaluated to determine if he’ll be able to play in Saturday’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Richard Jefferson will likely replace Parsons in the starting lineup tonight, with Al-Farouq Amimu probably staying in his customary spot coming off the bench. Aminu had season highs of 17 points and 12 rebounds during Friday’s 111-100 win over the Houston Rockets.
Parsons suffered his injury early in the fourth quarter of the victory over the Rockets. The four-year veteran small forward limped off the court and to the locker room with 8:15 remaining in the game and did not return, and later left the arena in a protective walking boot.
A MRI conducted Saturday revealed that Parsons has a sprain and bone bruise on his left ankle.
Since signing a three-year, $46 million free agent contract with the Mavs last summer, Parsons has averaged 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 33.1 minutes per game, while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from 3-point range.