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While participating in the 2023 FIBA World Cup for Slovenia, Luka Doncic’s injury status has consistently been a subject of discussion.

After Slovenia’s 100-84 defeat to Lithuania on Thursday, Doncic informed reporters that his thigh injury is still bothering him, but he emphasized that he has one more World Cup match to get ready for, along with the upcoming grueling 82-game NBA season with the Dallas Mavericks.

“I do not know what to say,” Doncic said. “It’s not okay. At the same time, I have to prepare for one more game, and then for a whole season in the NBA.”