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Miami Heat News: Josh Richardson to Miss Significant Time After Latest Injury Update

Josh Richardson and Chasson Randle

The Miami Heat’s chances of securing a playoff spot just got slimmer.

That’s because the team recently revealed that rising star Josh Richardson could be out for up to two weeks with a groin injury.

Richardson, 25, left Wednesday night’s contest against the Boston Celtics early and didn’t return after falling awkwardly while trying to block a Kyrie Irving layup. The four-year pro finished the game with a mere seven points in 16 minutes.

The injury couldn’t come at a worse time for the Heat, who are currently looking at the playoffs from the outside. Richardson is arguably the team’s best player this year. The squad’s leading scorer is averaging a career-high 16.6 points, 4.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game this season.

The Heat continue their fight for a playoff spot Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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