Justise Winslow exits Heat game early with injury
The Miami Heat have another injury to deal with. Already missing Hassan Whiteside because of knee issues, the Heat saw power forward Justise Winslow sustain a left knee strain in the first half of Wednesday’s 102-95 home loss at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers.
While the extent of the injury remains unknown, the Heat’s official Twitter account has announced that Winslow is slated to be re-evaluated on Thursday.
#PORvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Justise Winslow (left knee strain) will not return to tonight's game. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 14, 2017
Justise Winslow exited the Blazers game after getting just nine minutes of action on the floor, barely contributing anything for the Heat with just two assists to show.
The Heat will have a one-day rest before hitting the road for a game against the Charlotte Hornet on Friday. Hopefully for Winslow and the Heat, the knee strain isn’t serious enough to keep him out for long, but in case he needs some time to recover, Miami will give some extra run for Kelly Olynyk and perhaps even more minutes to rookie Bam Adebayo, who’s been serving as Whiteside’s placeholder as the team’s temporary starting center.
In 27 games played so far this season, the former Duke Blue Devil is averaging just 6.6 points and 5.4 rebounds on 22.6 minutes per game while shooting 42.6 percent from the floor.