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Mavericks guard Devin Harris will be in a walking boot for three weeks, coach Rick Carlisle said Wednesday at the team's shootaround. Harris sprained his right big toe -- not the left one, which has been surgically repaired twice -- in the preseason finale last week. "It's a significant sprain," Carlisle said. "He will likely be in a boot for three weeks and be evaluated after that. We're going to be without him for a while. So we'll need the other guys to step up. But we feel like he's got a chance to come out of this OK."
Tim MacMahon: Devin Harris is "very doubtful" for the season opener due to a foot injury. Seth Curry will play a significant role for the Mavs to start the season.
Mavericks guard Devin Harris has had his left big toe and left thumb surgically repaired. Harris had both surgeries Tuesday in New York. They were performed by different doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Tim MacMahon: Mavs guard Devin Harris underwent surgeries on his left great toe and left thumb Tuesday morning, the team announced. The operations were performed by separate doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The toe injury bothered Harris for much of the season, and he played in the playoffs with his thumb heavily taped.
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