Miami Heat News: Tyler Johnson Needs Offseason Surgery on Shoulder

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Tyler Johnson might make his return for the Miami Heat this week.

However, it doesn’t mean that he’ll be 100 percent when he does.

Johnson has a left shoulder injury which has sidelined him over the past three games. While the second-year shooting guard may make his return on Wednesday night versus the Brooklyn Nets, the injury will require offseason surgery.

Johnson commented on the shoulder injury by saying it could potentially mess with his shot:

“It definitely will mess with my shot if I go out there like this. You’d have to use a different motion.”

The shoulder issue has bothered him since his college days at Fresno State. And although shoulder surgery is required, for now, he’ll play through it and wait for the offseason to go under the knife.

Despite the injury, Johnson insists he’ll play on Wednesday night versus the Nets:

“It just got a little bit irritated, so we’re trying to calm it down. I’ll for sure play on Wednesday (at Brooklyn).”

The 23-year-old guard is averaging 9.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.4 rebounds per game in 19 appearances this season.
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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.