Heat guard Victor Oladipo receives positive news following quad surgery
The Miami Heat were dealt a huge blow when Victor Oladipo quickly went on the shelf after joining the team at the trade deadline. Ultimately, Oladipo underwent surgery on his right quad in mid-May, with no timetable for a return acknowledged.
However, the latest update on his recovery is extremely promising for Oladipo’s future, whether it be with the Heat or elsewhere. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the former Pacers star could be ready for full contact basketball activity as early as November.
Dr. Jonathan Glashow, who performed the surgery, told ESPN he’s extremely optimistic about Dipo playing next season, whether it’s with the Heat or not.
“I repaired the quad tendon and did it a little differently than (he had) it done before,” Glashow said. “The quad wasn’t really hooked up. It was torn, and I re-attached it. I was amazed he was playing with what he had. I’m very optimistic that I could clear him in six months, by November. I think he’s going to play really well again.
“(The surgery) went extremely well, and it’s healing beautifully. I’m confident he’ll play next year.”
Well, it’s right from the horse’s mouth. The question is, do the Miami Heat take a chance and re-sign Victor Oladipo, or do they let him walk in Free Agency this summer? It’s also important to note that he is rehabbing with Heat doctors.
Oladipo played just four games with the Heat, averaging 12 points per night on 37% shooting. But, he is a proven player in this league and it seems like the 29-year-old is going to recover just fine from this latest setback.
Miami has a decision to make. But either way, Oladipo should have no problem finding a team to play with next season.