Heat news: Derrick Jones Jr. to be re-evaluated Monday after knee injury
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Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. suffers knee injury vs. Knicks, to be re-evaluated Monday

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After suffering a knee injury, Derrick Jones of the Miami Heat will be re-evaluated on Monday.

Jones suffered the injury as he was driving to the basket on a fastbreak opportunity. While doing so, he was fouled by Allonzo Trier of the New York Knicks. It forced the 21-year-old to come down awkwardly on his right leg.

An update revealed that the x-ray results turned out negative but an MRI will yield clearer results which include the severity of the injury.

Jones’ teammates, along with fans in attendance at the Madison Square Garden offered their prayers after the horrific injury.

Jones, who entered the league in 2016 as an undrafted prospect, is averaging 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds across 18.4 minutes per game. He’s also shooting 51 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from the 3-point line. Prior the leaving the game, Jones snagged one rebound in four minutes of play.

Teammate Goran Dragic, who’s out rehabbing from knee surgery last December and is expected to return after the All-Star break, tweeted out his support for Jones. Several NBA players followed suit.

The Heat came out with the road victory against the Knicks, 106-97. Jones played in only four minutes, snagging a single rebound. Miami was led by 19 points from Wayne Ellington.