Miami Heat News: Hassan Whiteside No Longer Feeling Pain, at About 75 Percent

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Hassan Whiteside has been sidelined with a calf injury ever since training camp began more than two weeks ago.

In some positive news regarding his injury, Whiteside stated that he’s “at about 70-75 percent” via Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post:

The Miami Heat center once again missed Saturday’s practice due to the calf injury. He has yet to participate in a single practice or preseason game thus far.

It is unclear when Whiteside will return. In all likelihood, he’ll miss Monday’s preseason game versus the San Antonio Spurs. The 26-year-old indicated earlier this week that he would be back in time for the regular season opener on October 28th versus the Charlotte Hornets.

With Whiteside sidelined over the first couple of preseason contests, head coach Erik Spoelstra has gone with Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem in the first unit, with Amar’e Stoudemire and Josh McRoberts in the second unit.

We’ll keep you updated here at Heat Nation once Whiteside is cleared to return.
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D.J. Siddiqi grew up in the heart of South Florida in Broward County. Growing up in South Florida during the late 90's and 2000's, D.J. witnessed the Pat Riley years where the Miami Heat faced off with the New York Knicks all the way to the painful late 2000's seasons where the Heat were a one-man team with Dwyane Wade. D.J. has closely followed the Heat over the past decade-and-a-half, and unfortunately witnessed Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals in person when the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit to knock off the Heat. D.J. has writing experience as a columnist with sites such as Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, and he is proud to bring his knowledge of the Heat and the NBA to Heat Nation.