Miami Heat News: Heat Reveal Status of Hassan Whiteside’s Knee Injury

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After the Miami Heat fell to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 by a score of 95-91, the thought immediately shifted to the status of center Hassan Whiteside.

The 7-foot center suffered a knee injury early in the second quarter of Saturday’s game and never returned. It is unknown just how severe the injury is as he’ll undergo an MRI on Sunday, but the team is calling it a right knee sprain for now.

While the extent of the injury remains to be seen, Whiteside did say his knee went “two different ways” when he landed awkwardly on an offensive rebound.

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According to Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald, Whiteside walked slowly out of the locker room with a cast.

With the Heat trailing the series 2-1, they can’t afford for Whiteside to sit out even one game. While Udonis Haslem performed admirably in his absence, Miami won’t win this series if they’re relying on Amar’e Stoudemire and Haslem for major minutes at the center position.

We’ll keep you updated here at Heat Nation while more information becomes available on Whiteside’s injury.
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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.