Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving uses crutches and a boot on his right heel to protect it.
Dallas head coach Jason Kidd updated Irving's status Tuesday before their home game against the Los Angeles Lakers. No timeline exists for Irving's comeback.
Irving hurt his heel Friday in the Mavericks' 125-112 win against the Portland Trail Blazers after Dwight Powell landed on Irving's legs after he fell to the ground.
Irving hobbled off the floor and never returned. On Friday night, a bruise was diagnosed. Saturday's Mavericks MRI revealed Irving's right heel injury and no return date.
Tuesday will be Irving's second injury-related absence after Monday's away triumph against Memphis.
Irving has averaged 23 points, 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 17 games this season, shooting 47.1% from the field and 38.4% from 3-point range. Often absent guard will miss sixth game of season Tuesday.
Irving, acquired from the Brooklyn Nets midseason, inked a three-year, $126 million contract with the Mavericks in the summer
Before Tuesday's games, the Mavericks were 14-8 and third in the West.