Heat’s Terry Rozier Week-To-Week With Right Knee Sprain

The Heat received good news on Monday, as an MRI revealed that Terry Rozier avoided a major injury, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link), who reports that the veteran guard is considered week-to-week with a right knee sprain.

According to Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel (Twitter links), there’s “legitimate optimism” that Rozier could return either right after or a few games after the All-Star break, though Winderman acknowledges the Heat tend to be cautious when it comes to injuries.

Rozier sustained the scary-looking injury (YouTube link via ESPN) midway through the third quarter of Sunday’s game vs. Boston. He landed awkwardly on his right leg on an attempted layup and trainers had to help him to the locker room.

The Heat traded Kyle Lowry and their lottery-protected 2027 first-round pick to acquire Rozier from Charlotte last month. If the pick doesn’t convey in ’27, the Heat will send their unprotected 2028 first-rounder to the Hornets instead.

Rozier, 29, was having a career-best season in Charlotte, averaging 23.2 PPG, 6.6 APG, 3.9 RPG and 1.1 SPG on .459/.358/.845 shooting in 40 games (35.5 MPG), but he has struggled early on in his tenure with the Heat, averaging just 12.6 PPG, 5.6 APG, 4.5 RPG and 0.8 SPG on .359/.234/.958 shooting through 10 games (29.9 MPG).

Fellow guard Josh Richardson was also injured against Boston, suffering a dislocated right shoulder in the second quarter. He’ll be reevaluated in a few weeks, per Charania.

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