Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. out 6 weeks with 2 right knee bone bruises
Derrick Jones Jr. suffered the injury on Sunday night against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. An MRI confirmed the bone bruises.
The Miami HEAT announced today that an MRI on Derrick Jones Jr. revealed two right knee bone bruises. He will begin treatment immediately and be re-evaluated in six weeks.
Jones Jr. suffered the injury during the second quarter of last night’s, 106-97, win at New York.
Jones Jr. has appeared in 37 games this season for the Heat. The 21-year-old is averaging 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest while shooting an efficient 51.0 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 61.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The 21-year-old swingman is making $1,512,601 this season. He has a non-guaranteed contract worth $1,645,357 for next season. Miami is 24-24 on the season, good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Jones Jr. was playing roughly 18.1 minutes per game this season. He joins point guard Goran Dragic on the team’s injury report. Dragic had surgery on his right knee back in December and is expected to return after the All-Star break.