Nowitzki practices after knee drained again

Updated: October 12, 2012, 6:48 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki went through a full practice with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday after having his swollen right knee drained for the second time in a month.

Nowitzki said he doesn't know why the swelling keeps coming back and that arthroscopic surgery remains an option if it keeps happening.

"I'm not going to play on a swollen knee all season," Nowitzki said. "So I think if it comes back a couple of more times, we'll definitely have to look at something else."

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