Miami Heat News: Josh McRoberts To Undergo Knee Surgery, Possibly Season-Ending

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Josh McRoberts‘ season began with injuries. Now it looks like it’ll end with one.

The Miami Heat confirmed on Monday through Twitter that the power forward will undergo knee surgery due a tear in the meniscus on his right knee. The injury officially sidelines McRoberts indefinitely, and it is possibly season-ending.

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The veteran forward signed a four-year deal with the franchise before the season began. At the start of training camp in October, McRoberts injured his surgically repaired toe and his back. He missed all eight preseason games and didn’t make his debut in a Heat uniform until the second game of the regular season.

Initially projected to be the team’s starter at power forward, the University of Duke product didn’t even make his first start for Miami until December 1 versus the Washington Wizards. The 6’10” veteran would go on to start three of the next four games before sitting out the last three contests due to his knee injury.

Injuries have continued to decimate McRoberts’ career. He has played in more than 50 games in a single season just two times since entering the NBA in 2007.

The 27-year-old is averaging 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 17 minutes of action per game this season. He had played in 17 games with four total starts.

With McRoberts sidelined, Shawne Williams will likely remain the permanent starting power forward. Fellow big, Justin Hamilton, is listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game versus the Brooklyn Nets due to a quad contusion.
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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.