Video: Derrick Jones Jr. Goes Down With Gruesome Knee Injury vs. Knicks - Heat Nation

Video: Derrick Jones Jr. Goes Down With Gruesome Knee Injury vs. Knicks

Derrick Jones Jr. Miami Heat

Early in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. exited with what looked to be a severe knee injury.

While in transition, Jones Jr. dribbled through New York’s Allonzo Trier and Mario Hezonja on his way to the basket. As he drove to the lane, Trier fouled him, but his knee appeared to buckle as he planted his right leg.

Jones Jr. immediately collapsed to the ground in a great deal of pain, clutching his knee. He was helped off the court and taken to the locker room, where he was further evaluated. His initial X-rays came back negative.

It’s an awful break for the 21-year-old who was having his best season yet with the Heat, averaging 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game.

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