Waiters (ankle) will not travel with the Heat for the start of their upcoming roadtrip, Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Waiters continues to nurse a severely sprained left ankle, and the team has not yet provided a target return date, though Waiters, himself, has stated that he simply hopes to be back before the end of the regular season. Miami plays its next three on the road, beginning Sunday in Boston, followed by dates with the Pistons on Tuesady and Knicks on Wednesday. As of now, Waiters is expected to miss all three contests, though the Heat haven't ruled out the possibility of Waiters rejoining the team sometime next week if he makes tangible progress.
Waiters isn't expected to require an MRI for his sprained left ankle, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports. It's a sign that Waiters is progressing better from the injury than initially expected, though he'll still likely be in store to miss additional time after already sitting out two games. The Heat have been leaning on Josh Richardson more heavily while Waiters has been out, with Richardson averaging 12.0 points, 2.0 assists, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.0 block in 34.5 minutes while starting the last two contests.
Waiters (ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Suns, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. The announcement is somewhat of a formality, as the expectation is Waiters will miss several games after suffering a relatively severe ankle sprain Friday against the Timberwolves. Waiters, who was seen on crutches Sunday, said his goal is to return before the end of the season, so at this point his status for the Heat's next few games beyond Tuesday looks to be in serious jeopardy. In his absence, expect Josh Richardson, who moved into the starting lineup Sunday, to pick up increased minutes, while Rodney McGruder, Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington could each see mild boosts in playing time, as well.
Waiters (ankle), who's been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers, said his goal is to return prior to the end of the regular season, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Waiters also mentioned that this most recent sprain was worse than the one that kept him out of three games at the start of February, so this will likely be the first absence of many. His goal to return prior to the end of the season isn't necessarily encouraging either, so there appears to be the potential for him to miss a few weeks. Waiters is reportedly still using crutches and likely can't put any weight on it at this point in time, which again re-affirms that he could be dealing with an extended absence. Josh Richardson will get the first shot at starting for him Sunday, while Wayne Ellington should pick up added minutes as well.
Waiters (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Waiters rolled his left ankle during Friday's win over the Timberwolves and was unable to return to the contest, as he required assistance to the locker room. While an MRI cleared him of any structural damage, Waiters will be sidelined for at least one game. Veteran Wayne Ellington is expected to enter the starting five in his place and should see a boost in playing time along with Rodney McGruder and Josh Richardson.
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