Richardson (shoulder) will play and start in Tuesday's Game 6 versus the 76ers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Richardson was a game-time call heading into the evening, but it appears he answered any questions the Heat had during warmups. Barring any setbacks, look for him to take on his usual workload during the contest.
Richardson (shoulder) indicated he plans to play in Game 5 against the 76ers on Tuesday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Richardson is technically still a game-time call, so final word on his availability may not come until after pregame warmups. That said, Richardson himself believes he'll end up taking the court, which means he appears to be trending more towards probable at this point. If cleared as expected, Richardson would take on his typical starting role and would likely see a full complement of minutes, barring any sort of in-game setback.
Richardson (shoulder) went through morning shootaround and remains questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 against the 76ers, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Despite some confusion regarding the type of shoulder injury he has, Richardson was able to go through morning shootaround -- a good sign for his availability. That said, he's apparently still dealing with some discomfort, so the team won't go as far as to rule him in. If he ends up taking the floor, he'll likely be less than 100 percent.
Richardson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Sixers.
There's been some confusion as to the severity of Richardson's shoulder injury, and his status likely won't be clarified until after shootaround Tuesday morning. Richardson was initially diagnosed with a sprained AC joint, but the team later said he may only be battling a sprain. Monday's tweet from the official team account indicates Richardson is, in fact, battling a sprain -- regardless, the versatile wing will likely be less than 100 percent, assuming he's cleared to play.
Richardson, according to the initial report by Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, is dealing with a sprained AC joint. However, since then, the Heat have stated that Richardson's injury is simply a bruised left shoulder, Tom D'Angelo of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Putting aside the conflicting reports, the initial plan was for Richardson to still play in Game 5, so that much hasn't changed. Either way, it's still unlikely he'll be playing at 100 percent. More information on his injury and his availability for Game 5 should arrive in the coming days.
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