David Pick, senior correspondent at Eurobasket.com, tweeted the following about Mekel's injury.
MRI on Mavs rookie PG Gal Mekel's right knee revealed he's out with torn meniscus, he'll undergo surgery & miss 4-6 weeks.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) January 16, 2014
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Mekel hadn't been seeing a great deal of playing time as the backup to Jose Calderon, but someone else will have to step up until Devin Harris returns. Once Harris returns, expect he and Calderon to split the minutes at the point. Rookie Shane Larkin, who had two points in six minutes against the Celtics, will likely be the backup to Calderon for the time being.
Mekel, the 25-year old rookie out of Wichita State, played two years in college and five years overseas before being signed to a three-year contract by the Mavericks in 2013. In 30 games this season, Mekel is averaging 2.4 points and 2.1 assists, in 9.6 minutes per game.