Dion Waiters Expected To Miss At Least Two Weeks

Heat guard Dion Waiters will be out of action for at least two weeks with a Pectineus tear, the team announced on its website.

Waiters, who was diagnosed today after an MRI, has been sidelined for more than a week with what was thought to be a groin ailment. He didn’t accompany the team on its current three-game road trip. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Waiters’ condition will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Waiters was one of several free agents signed by the Heat this summer. He agreed in late July to a two-year, $6MM contract with a player option on the second season. The 24-year-old has appeared in 16 games, all starts, with averages of 14.2 points, 4.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds per night. He is shooting 38.4% from the field and 34.4% on 3-pointers.

The pain of losing Waiters is lessened somewhat by the recent return of Wayne Ellington, who missed the first five weeks of the season after suffering a quad injury in Miami’s final preseason game.

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One thought on “Dion Waiters Expected To Miss At Least Two Weeks

  1. FormerlyZ

    One thing that happens with no Waiters is the ball moves more fluidly, and Dragic attacks more. There are times where Waiters dominates the ball, and Dragic isn’t as aggressive. He needs to be the best player on this team, and when he attacks, he has put up some good numbers this year.

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